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CONSTITUTION. 



Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known as the 
Oumberland Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The object of this Association shall be the promotion 
of Christ's Kingdom among men, and the means of accomplishing 
this shall be in strict conformity with the New Testament. 

Article 3. This Association shall be composed of delegates chosen 
by the churches connected with it, each church being entitled to 
three delegates, and the ordained ministers having care of churches 
in this Association. 

Article 4. The delegates from each church shall bear a letter 
certifying their appointment, and giving an account of the condition 
of their church and a statement of all funds contributed to benevolent 
purposes during the year. 

Article 5. The officers of this Association shall be a Moderator, a 
Clerk and a Treasurer, who shail be annually chosen by ballot from 
among the members of the churches composing this Association by a 
majority of the members voting, and shall continue in office until 
their successors are elected. 

Article 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preside during 
the deliberations of the body, to enforce an observance of the Consti- 
tution, preserve decorum, appoint committees, decide all questions of 
order, give his opinion on any question under consideration after others 
are done speaking, and give the casting vote in case of tie. 

Article 7. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to record the proceed- 
ings of pach annual session, superintend the prini,ing and distributing 
of the Minnies among the churches, and he shall be required to keep 
a file of the Minutes. 

Article 8. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all funds 
sent up by the churches or collected during the session of this body 
and disburse the same for the objects stated. He shall also make to 
the Association an annual report of the condition of the Treasury, 

Article 9. The Association shall appoint an Executive Board of 
seven members, who shall have tbe superintendence of Associational 
missions and such other objects as may be entrusted to them. They 
shall have power to disburse all sums paid to them by the Treasurer 
of the Association for the objects under their charge, and to collect 
and disburse funds for those objects during the intervals between the 
meetings of this body. The members of this board shall be answerable 
to the Association for their acts, and shall make an annual report to 
the Association for their doings 

Article 10, Any church desiring to become a member shall present 
her petition at an Annual Session of this body, through the delegates 
appointed for that purpose, and if the Association should consent to re- 
ceive her, the Moderator shall extend the right hand of fellowship to 
the delegates. 

Article II, The Association shall not maintain fellowship with any 
of the churches which neglect to preserve gospel order, but shall not 
entertain any charge against any church unless it is brought in through 
a church. 

Article 12, The Association may invite visiting brethren to seats 



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and extend to them all the privileges of regular delegates, except that 
of voting. 

Article 13. The Annual Session of this body shall commence oe 
Wednesday before the 3rd Sabbath in October, at such a place as the 
Association may select. 

Article 14. By appointment there shall be preached, at each an- 
nual session, an Introductory and a Missionary sermon. 

Article 15. This constitution may be amended at any annual ses- 
sion by a vote of two-thirds of the membership present. 



PROGRAMME 



WEDNESDAY 

11:00 a. m., Introductory Sermon W. A. Humphrey 

1:15 p. m., Organization. 

Home Missions J. M. Gibbs 

Education.. ..- Dr. J. J. Hall 

THURSDAY 



Orphanage J. L. Holland 

Periodicals J. O. Tew 



State Missions C. C. Bullard 

Foreign Missions. _W. R, Johnson 

Location of next session. 
FRIDAY 

Sunday School W. B. Malloy I As. Missions.. R. N. Cashweli 

Missionary Sermon T. J. Baker | Report of Committees. 

R. N. Cashwell, 
J. P. Thames. 



List of Delegates 

Beaver Dam— L. Smith, F. P. Smith, Henry Smith. 

Bladen Union — J. L. Holland. 

Cape Fear— H N. Hall. 

Cedar Creek— G. W. Jackson, G. F. Wheeler, J. M. Faircloth, 

Cedar Falls— 

Cumberland Union— A. J. Beds Je, J, M. Pope. 

Evergreen — — 

Green Springs — D. L. Hall. 

Godwin— wr J. Olive, R. Parker. 

Hope Mills— J. E. Hulon, J. W. King, Percy Smith. 

Judson— J. T. Olphin, K. Johnson, H. L. Wallace. 

Lebanon— A. Downing, D. J. Smith. 

Manchester — - 

Massey Hill— J. T. Hair, M. H. Smith. 

Mt, Gilead— - 

Mt. Pisgah— C. H. Ellis, E. E. Hall. 

Rockfish— P. T. Britt, A. A. Hales. 

Sharon— Sion Horn, F. M. Melvin, W. A. Fisher. 

Shiloh—S. M. Cain, W. A Jewell. 

Tabernacle— E. F. Jones. 

Union Springs— P. T. Britt. 

The following churches were represented by fraternal delegates; 
Fayette ville— A. H. Watson, W. B. Malloy. 
Pleasant Grove— O. C. Bullard. 
Suggs Grove— 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



St ANNUAL SESSION 



Of 



ymberland Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

Cedar Creek Church 

Cumberland County 



ON 



OCTOBER 13, 14, 15, 1909 



OFFICERS 

H. B. Downing, Moderator, ~ Fayetteville, N. C. 
G. B. Sessoms, Clerk, R. F. D, No. 5, Fayetteville, N. C. 
I. R Thames, Treasurer, R.F.D.No. 8, Fayetteville, N. C 



TIME OF IVIEETIISG 

Next session will be held with Sharon Church 
October 12, 13 and 14, 1910. 



INOE PRIXTINO COMPANV 
FAVEITEVILLE, N. C. 
1909 



Executive Board 



J. P. Thames- R. F. D. No. 8, Fayetteville 

D. E. Melvin " 

J. R. Thagard Cedar Creek 

B. C. Rogers Hope Mills 

J, A. Gates—-- Fayetteville 

C. C. Bullard R. F. D No. 5. 

Charles Ellis — - " No. 8, 






Ordained Ministers 



W. R. Johsnon Cedar Creek 

R. N. Cashwell Parkton 

J M. Gibbs = Cotton 

J. G. Tew Fayetteville 

P. T. Britt - Hope Mills 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 

Cumberland County, October 13, 1909. 
The Cumberland Association met in its first annual 
session at 11 o'clock. The introductory sermon was 
preached by Rev. T. J. Baker. Text: Psalms 84:11. 

Wednesday Afetrnoon Session. 

The Association assembled at 1:15. Devotional exer- 
cises conducted by VV. S. Johnson. The house was called 
to order by the Moderator. The roll of churches was called. 
16 responded. Letters were read and delegates enrolled. 

The following committees were appointed by the Mod- 
erator during the session: 

Reading Clerks— W, A. Humphrey and J. M. Gibbs. 

Finance Committee— J. P. Thames D. J. Smith. 

To nominate delegates to Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion— E. F. Jones and W. 0. Johnson. 

To nominate Executive Board— W. J. Olive, J. L. Hol- 
land. 

To nominate delegates to State Convention— R. N. 
Cashwell, P. T. Britt. 

Moderator W. S. Johnson resigned, stating that he, 
being a member of the Robeson Association, would not 
serve longer. 

The following were elected: H. B. Downing, Modera- 
tor; G. B. Sessoms, Clerk, and J. P. Thames, Treasurer. 

Remarks by H. B. Downing. 

Welcome address by W. R. Johnson, responded to by 
R. N. Cashwell. 

Visitors were welcomed to seats. Bros. E. L. Middle- 
ton, State S. R. Secretary, C. C. BuUard, of South River 
Association, W. S. Johnson and J. W. Cobb, of the Robe- 
son Association, made themselves known. 

Remarks by W. R. and W. P. Johnson. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT. 

"^here are many things that we may do for God. There are some 
things that must be done if His cause prospers. The teaching of the 
Word is one of these fundamental actidties of the Christina religion. 

The modern Sunday school is doing much for the Kingdom, it is 
utilizing the talents of thousands of God's people. It is an agency for 



Wake Forest, or money raised to build and equip Associational schools. 

Number of missionaries this year 148 

Number baptized by missionaries last year 2,047 

Amount to be raised for state missions this year $40,000.00 

Pressing Needs. — (1) We need more money in order to pay adequate 
salaries. We cannot get as strong men as many of our fields require 
at the salaries we can now offer. 

(2) We need more well-equipped men who are willing to give 
their lives to mission work on needy fields. 

(3) We need f '0,000.00 a year to aid in the erection of church 
buildings on important fields which are not able to build churches 
without aid. We could easily use next year in our state mission work 
$60,000.00. LIVINGSTON JOHNSON, for Committee. 

Address by L. Johnson. Adopted. 
A collection of $6.88 was taken for medical aid for one 
of the missionary (under state board) pledges. 

Adjourned for one hour. Dismissed by Dr. Hall, 

Thursday Afternoon Session. 

Opened with song. Devotional exercises was led by 
Rev. R. N. Cashwell reading 23rd Psalm. 

Bro. A. L. Betts, representing the Biblical Recorder, 
was recognized. 

report on orphanage. 

The next annual meeting will mark the twenty- fifth year of its his- 
tory. During this time nearly twelve hundred children have been 
sheltered within its walls. They now have 390 children. Everything 
considered, last year was a successful year financially. We have 
a debt of about three thousand dollars, but this can be met if all our 
churches take thanksgiving offerings. The cost of living is increasing 
ypar by year. The pledge, same as last year, will not meet our grow- 
ing need.". 

The health of the institution in the main has been excellent. Du- 
ring the >ear the woman's building (the new infirmary) has been com- 
pleted and is now occupied. This has been a great blessing already 
and will go on through the years blessing the suffering children 
and a monument to the Baptist women of North Carolina. The next 
great thing before us is a plant for mechanical manual training, in 
order that the boys may be taught the rudiments of some trade. The 
new infirmary has left the old infirmary, to be used as a central sewing 
building, which enables us to do better work in teaching the girls dress- 
making. Our purpose is to continue to add equipment and better fa- 
cilities in order that we may do better things for the children com- 
mitted to our care. We recommend — 

1. That a collection be taken once a month in every Sunday 
school, and that it be worked by classes as the best plan for increasing 
the amounts. 

2. That a club of '"Charity and Children" be taken in every Sun- 
day school. In clubs of ten or more to one address it is 60 cents a copy. 

3. That a Thanksgiving collection be taken in every church. We 
would suggest that pastors who have several churches arrange for 



these special services on the Sunday nearest to Thanksgiving if it is 
not convenient on that day. 

L. KESLER, 

for Committee. 

Address by M. L. Kesler. Report adopted. Collection 
$8.43. 

On motion, churches are asked to take a collection once 
a month for the Orphanage. 

Remarks were made by Brethren Parker, Olive and 
Dr. Hall concerning the work at Godwin. 

The following resolution, introduced by Livingston 
Johnson, was adopted: 

Resolved 1, That we heartily endorse the effort of our brethren at 
Godwin to build a house of vi^orship and pledge to them our financial 
support. 

Resolved 2. That we ask the executive committee to lend their 
best effort to thio enterprise and suggest to the churches some practi- 
cal plan whereby they may give the most liberal aid possible to the 
church at Godwin. 

Remarks by Frank Jones, W. R. Johnson and R. N. 
Cashwell. 

Bro. Betts made a talk on periodicals. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

We live in a progressive age. Great enterprises spring up around 
us. On every hand we note evidences of material progress. 

Ohiel among the agencies which have brought about this condi- 
tion stands the secular press. Any institution or enterprise which 
has back of it the secular press is well nigh sure of success. 

The same thing is true morally, intellectually and religiously. 
Great progress have been made along all these lines, and perhaps the 
greatest factor in this wonderful development has been the religious 
press, which has called together the forces and championed the cause 
of our various institutions, as no other means could possibly do. 

When we think of the intellectual advancement of our people, we 
point with pride to our own college at Wake Forest and to our Theologi- 
cal Seminary at Louisville, Ky., whose success have been due in a large 
measure to the support given by the Biblical Recorder, which through 
all the years have been the faithful stewart of these institutions. 

Then when we think of missions and note the wonderful progress 
that has been made by our various boards we should give to the For- 
eign Mission Journal and to our Home Field a very important place. 

Then our Orphanage — the institution which lies so near to the 
heart of every Baptist, the exemplifier of the religion of Christ. 
What a blesaing "Charity and Children" has been to its progress! 

We recommend, therefore, that that these, together with our own 
Baptist literature for the Sundry School, be given a place in every 
home. Respectfully submitted, 

R. N. CASHWELL. 

Adopted. 



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REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We must uot think the work is done because the prohibition law 
has been adopted. There is much work still to be done. Always 
speak in favor of prohibition work and for prohibition. We, as the 
representatives of temperance should aid in carrying on this work. 
The Sheriff ef this county has captured 31 illicit stills. Some one has 
been helping in this work. So let every one do all they can to helxj 
the officers carry out the law, and we will have prohibition and can be 
temperate. Respectfully, W. S. JOHNSON. 

Report adopted. The following resolution was adopt- 
ed: 

Resolved, That this Association endorse the acts of Sheriff Wat- 
son in carrying out the prohibition laws of the county and that we will 
continue to support and stand by him in this good work. 

Adjourned until Friday 9:30 a. m. 
Dismissed by W. R. Johnson. 

Friday Morning Session. 

The Association assembled at 9:00 o'clock. Devo- 
tional exercises conducted by W. 0. Johnson, who read 8th 
chapter of Romans. 

House called to order by the Moderator. Minutes of 
Thursday read and approved. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES. 

Delegates to Southern Baptist Convention: Dr. J. J. 
Hall, Rev. W. R. Johnson. 

Delegates to Baptist State Convention: H. B Down- 
ing and R. N. Cashwell. 

Rev. W. R. Johnson was appointed visiting delegate to 
South River Association and Bro. R. N. Cashwell to the 
Robeson 

The following motion was passed: That the churches 
that are intending to come into this Association, repre- 
sented by fraternal delegates, be recognized in all our 
work; that the Moderator of the Uniou be authorized to 
extend the right hand of fellowship to the delegates at the 
next session of the Union, 

On motion, the minute fund was supplemented from 
the state mission fund and the clerk was allowed $10 for 
his services. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Our people are rapidly learning that education is not a luxury, but 
an absolute necessity. Never before in the history of the Baptist de- 
nomination has it been so needful for us to maintain and patronize 



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our own schools, for this is truly an age of isoDS and false creeds as 
well as sharp conapetition. We would urge upon our young people 
the necessity of attending the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 
— a school that teaches the Bible in its simplicity and purity, and an 
institution in thorough touch and sympathy with our Southern life. 

In our own State Wake Forest for over seventy-five years has stood 
as a great beacon light. As a literary college to-day it has no superior 
in the State, and the Christian influence of its consecrated teachers 
can not be estimated in this life. 

Meridith College though young, has already made a great repu- 
tation not only in this state but in the whole south. No other school 
in North Carolina gives such thorough scholarship or sends forth 
such consecrated women. 

Her graduates are in great demand, and are doing much in pub- 
lic life to build up our State, but the greatest blessing will be found in 
the consecrated home makers-who will make and shape the future 
citizenship. 

We are glad to see a general movement to strengthen our Baptist 
high schools. Of all our needs this seems at present to be cur great- 
est. These schools will not only be the greatest feeders of our colleges, 
but they send forth ^^undreds of boys and girls to be leaders in all our 
church work. 

The nearest to us is the Dell School at Delway, Sampson county. 
Its location is ideal its buildings and equipment are excellent, and 
under the able maaagament of Bro. C. M. BeacLi it is doing a great 
work for this section of our state. 

Brethren, let us stand loyally by this and our other insritu- 
tioas, in finance, patronage and influe ce, in this age which brings us 
tha greatest opportunities in the history of man. 

W. B. MALLOY. 

Discussed by W. B. Malloy and Prof. E. E. Lineberry. 
Adopted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

"Say not ye there are yt four months and then cometh harvest ? 
Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields for 
they are white already to harvest, and he that reapeth receiveth wages, 
and gaihereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he 
that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, 
one soweth and anothci reapeth. I sent you to reaj: that whereon ye 
bestowed no labor: Other men labored and ye are entered into their 
labors." — John 4:35-38. "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, bap- 
tizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy 
Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have com- 
manded you: and lo, I am with yeu alvvay, even unto the end of the 
world. Amen."— Matt. 28:19-20. Respectfully submitted, 

W. O. JOHNSON. 

Song. Missionary sermon by Dr. J. J. Hall. Text, 
Matthevv 13:38. 

On motion, the pledges for Foreign Missions was made 
twenty- five cents per capita. 

It was ordered that the table of pledges show the 
total amount pledged by each church for Foreign Missions. 



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Friday Afternoon Session. 
Devotional services conducted by Bro. J. A. Gates. 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATION MISSIONS. 

Allow me to report that there has been but one church supplied 
this year b, the Board. But this one gives a very encouraging report. 
This church is Union Springs, which has been supplied by Rev. P. T. 
Britt monthly at $ iO.OO, and they have paid $66 00 for all obj>^cts. We 
think thic church will be self supporting in one or twj more years. 

I ask all the churches to urge Associational Missions. Since we 
have promised to help the church at Godwin we will need all we can 
raise the coming year. Respectfully submitted. 

J. E THAMES. 

Remarks by R. N. Cash well and W. 0. Johnson. 

Adopted. 

On motion, the pledges for Associational Missions 
were made the same as last year. 

Bro. C. R. Pope was appointed Associational Sunday 
School Secretary. 

After singing ''Blessed Be the Tie that Binds" the 
Association adjourned to meet with Sharon church Wed- 
nesday before the 3rd Sunday in October, 1910. 

Dismissed by Dr. J. J. Hall. 

H. B. DOWNING, 
G. B. SESSOMS, Clerk. Moderator. 



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STATISTICAL TABLE 








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154 


Cape Fear 

Ofirtar Creek 


6 

10 


86 
34.5 


Cedar Falls 


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1 


39 


34 


73 


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16 

7 

17 
14 

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2 

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26 
43 
45 
24 


111 

25 
121 

t)7 
32 


181 


G-odwln 


50 


IIotDe Wills 


164 


Juflsnn 


112 


Lebanon 

Marcjtiester 


56 


Massev Hill 


4 


31 


1 


15 


1 


6 


52 
61 
5] 

50 
67 

3;^ 

24 


114 

90 
47 
99 
81 
42 


166 


Mt. Gilead 


151 


Mt. Pisgah 

Rockflsh 


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9 


6 
1 


3 
18 




1 

2 
1 

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98 
149 


Hharon 


26 


9 


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75 


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154 

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242 

47 

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57 

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45 

100 

30 

"177 

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98 

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60 
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Cape Fear 


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Cedur Falls 


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71 66 

7 10 


Fayetteville 


Cumberland Union.. 
Everarreen 


Gray's Creek 


Oreen Springs 


I. F. D. 3, Hope Mills 


Godwin 


Wade 


Hope Mills - 


Cotton 


Judson 


F. D. 5, Fayetteville 






Manchester 








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F. D. 8, Fayetteville 


Rockfish 




Hope Mills 




Sion Home 


Shiloh 


2 
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W. H. Butler 


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This body held its seventh annual meeting in Rockfish 
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Heretofore this Union had been held with the Associ- 
ation. 

All the societies had representatives except one. The 
attendance was unusually good and this was the most 
interesting and enthusiastic meeting this Union has held. 

The morning session opened with devotional exercises 
by Rev. P. T. Britt, after which was an address of wel- 
come and the election of officers, Mrs. D. C. Rogers being 
reelected president and Mrs. G. T. Rackley secretary. 

Then came the annual reports from the societies and 
Sun Beam Bands. 

The topics taken up were as follows; 

"Why all Christians should be interested in missions," 
by Mrs. J. P. Thames. _ 

The afternoon session was opened with devotional ex- 
ercises by Mrs. Remsburg, followed by a reading by Mrs. 
C. W. Thompson. 

Reports: On State Missions, by Miss Gertrude Fisher; 
Home Missions, by Miss Ella Downing; Foreign Missions, 
by Mrs. H. B. Downing and Miss Leta Cable. 

Topic: "Why we should be organized separately, by 
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Prayer: "Self-denial," by Mrs. H. B. Downing. 

"Systematic giving, " by Mrs. B. F. Beasley. 

"Doirig great things for missions," by Mrs. Eggleston. 

Reading of miscellaneous letters by Mrs. Stella Byrne. 

The open discussion, ' 'What can we do to make our 
meetings more interesting," by different ones, was an 
interesting feature. 

The exercises were interspersed by appropriate solos 
and songs. 

Next meeting to be held at Cape Fear Church prior 
to the Association of 1910. 

MRS. D. C. ROGERS, 
MRS. G. T. RACKLEY, President. 

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19 10 



SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 



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Article 1. This Association shall be denominated 
and known as the Cumberland Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The object of this Association shall be the 
promotion of Christ's Kingdom among men, and the 
means of accomplishing this shall be in strict conform- 
ity with the New Testament. 

Article 3. This Association shall be composed of dele- 
gates chosen by the churches connected with it, each 
church being entitled to three delegates, and the or- 
dained ministers having care of churches in this Asso- 
ciation. 

Article 4. The delegates from each church shall bear 
a letter certifying their appointment, and giving an ac- 
count of the condition of their church and a state- 
ment of all funds contributed to benevolent purposes 
during the year. 

Article 5. The officers of this Association shall be a 
Moderator, a Clerk and a Treasurer, who shall be annu- 
ally chosen by ballot from among the members of the 
churches composing this Association by a majority of 
the members voting, and shall continue in office until 
their successors are elected. 

Article 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to 
preside during the deliberations of the body, to en- 
force an observance of the Constitution, preserve deco- 
rum, appoint committees, decide all questions of orde^, 
give his opinion on any question under consideration 
after others are done speaking, and give the casting 
vote in case of tie. 

Article 7. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to re- 
cord the proceedings of each annual session, superin- 
tend the printing and distributing of the Minutes a- 
mong the churches, and he shall be required to keep 
a file of the Minutes. 

Article 8. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to 
receive all funds sent up by the churches or collected 
during the session of this body and disburse the same 
for the objects stated. He shall also make to the 



Association an annual report of the condition of the 

Treasury- 
Article 9. The Association shall appoint an Executive 
Board of seven members, who shall have the superin- 
tendence of Associational missions and such otlier ob- 
jects as may be entrusted to them. They shall have 
power to disburse all sums paid to them by the 
Treasurer of tlie Association for the objects under 
their charge, and to collect and disburse funds for tliose 
objects during the intervals between the meetings of 
this body. Tiie members of this board shall be ans- 
werable to the Association for their acts, and shall 
lualve an annual report to the Association for their do- 
ings. 

Article 10. Any church desiring to become a member 
shall present her petition at an Annual Session of this 
body, tlirough the delegates appointed for that pur- 
pose, and if the Association should consent to receive 
her, the Moderator shall extend the right hand of fel- 
lowship to the delegates. 

Article 11. The Association shall not maintain fel- 
lowship with any of the churches which neglect to 
preserve gospel order, but shall not entertain any 
charge against any church unless it is brought in 
through a church. 

Article 12. The Association may invite visiting breth- 
ren to seats and extend to them all the privileges of 
regular delegates, except that of voting. 

Article 13. The Annual Session of this body shall 
commence on Wednesday before the 3rd Sabbath in 
October, at such a place as the Association may select. 

Article 14. By appointment tliere shall be preached, 
at each annual session, an Introductory and a Mission- 
ary sermon. 

Article 15. This constitution may be amended at any 
annual session by a vote of two-thirds of the member- 
ship present. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 

OF 

Cumberland Association 

HELD WITH 

Sharon Church 

ON 

OCTOBER 12, 13, 14, 1910 



OFFICERS 

H. B. DOWNING, Moderator, - Fayetteville, N. C. 
W. R. JOHNSON, Asst. Moderator, Cedar Creek, N. C. 
G. B. SESSOMS, Clerk, R. F. D. No, 5, Fayetteville, N. C. 
J. P. THAMES, Treas. R. F. D. No. 8, Fayetteville, N. C. 



TIME OF NEXT MEETING 

Next meeting will be held with First Baptist Church 

of Fayetteville 
October 11, 12 and 13, 1911 



1910 

THE INDEX PRINTING HOUS^ 

Fayelleville, N. C, 



LIST OF DELEGATES. 

Beaver Dam — Alex Hales, L. Smith. 

Bladen Union — J. L. Holland. 

Cape Pear — J. P. Thames. 

Cedar Falls 

Cedar Creek G. F. Wheeler, E. J. Johnson, J. .M. 

Faircloth. 

Cumberland — P. V. Fisher, J. M, Pope. 

Evergreen — William K. Carty. 

Fayetteville — J. A. Gates, D. J. Humphrey, A. H. 
Watson. 

Green Springs — W. S. Bramble. 

Godwin — W. M. Pope, J. M. Starling. 

Hope Mills — E. D. Trogden. 

Judson — J. C. Horn. 

Lebanon — D. J. Smith. 

Manchester 

Massey Hill — A. J. Hall. 

Mt. Gilead — P. T. Britt, Willie David. 

Mt. Pisgah — E. E. Hall. 

Pleasant Grove — D. P. McDaniel, D. L. Downing, C. J. 
Smith. 

Peters Creek — Alex Simmons, F. P. Smith, J. B. Hall. 

Rockfish — N. H. Arnett, N. H. Colcut. 

Sharon — T. S. Davis, A. .J. Beard, H. G. Beard. 

Shiloh J. S. Cain, J. H. McGee. 

Suggs Grove — R. H. Edge, J. D. Dew, A. A. Edge. 

Tabernacle — P. A. Canady. 

Union Springs — E. D. Mason, W. H. Hethcock. 

Magnolia — W. M. Jones, J. M. Beard (Fraternal del- 
egates) 



executivp: board. 

J. p. Thames R. F. D. No. 8, Fayetteville, N. C. 

D. E. Melviu R. F. D. No. 8, Fayetteville, N. C. 

J. R. Thagard Cedar Creek, N. C. 

D. C. Rogers Hope Mills, N. C. 

J. A. Gates ----------- Fayetteville, N. C. 

C. C. Bullard - - R. F. D. No. 5, Fayetteville, N. C. 

A. J. Bedsole White Oak, N. C. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

W. R. Johnson Cedar Creek, N. C. 

J. M. Gibbs, Cotton, N. C. 

W. A. Humphrey Fayetteville, N. C. 

O. P. Meeks ----------- Fayetteville, N. C. 

J. .J. Hall Fayetteville, N. C. 

W. M. Page Fayetteville, N. C. 

H W. Caine ------- 



SUNDAY SCHOOL C03IiMlTTEE. 

J. A, Gates ------------ Fayetteville, N. C. 

C. R. Pope Grays Creek, N. C. 

E. I. Olive R. F. D. No. 8, Fayetteville, N. C. 



prorppiitng5 



Sharon Baptist Church, Oct. 12, 1910, 

The Cumberland Association met in its second annu- 
al session at 11 o'clock A. M. Introductory sermon 
preached by Rev. W. A. Humphrey, of Fayetteville. 
Subject: "All Power is in His Hands." 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION, 

After singing, religious exercises were conducted by 
Rev. G. W. Green, of Cliina, wlro read the 2 4th 
Psalm. The house was called to order by H. B. 
Downing, moderator. Roll of cliurches was called and 
14 responded. 

On motion it was ordered that the resolution in 
the minutes of 190 9 that omitted the reading of 
church letters be rescinded and the letters be read. 

The following committees were appointed by the 
moderator during the session: Reading Clerks, W. ■ 
A. Humphrey, D. H. Beard; Finance Committee, J. 
P. Thames, A, H. Watson; Home Missions, J. A. Oates; 
To Nominate Delegates to the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention, A. H. Watson, G. F. Wheeler; To Baptist 
State Convention, J. A. Gates, J. P. Tliames; Ex- 
ecutive Board, P, T. Britt, D. E. Beard; Periodicals, J. 

A. Parham. 

Letters read and delegates enrolled. Petitionary 
letters tabled. 

Peter's Creek church from the Bladen Association 
applied for membership and was received, the dele- 
gates bearing a letter of recommendation from the 
Bladen association. The moderator extended the right 
hand of fellowship to the delegates. 

Rules of the ccnstitution were suspended. The 

following were elected by acclamation: Moderator, H. 

B. Downing; Assistant Moderator, Rev. W. R. Johnson; 
Clerk, G. B. Sessoms; Treasurer, J. P. Thames. 

The moderator on assuming the chair briefly ad- 
dressed the association. 

Welcome address by Rev. P. T. Britt, responded to 
by Dr. J. J. Hall. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The wonderful success which has attended the 
IDreaching of the gospel in foreign lands attests anew 
the power of the gospel to change men's hearts and 
lives. First there must be a period of seed sowing, 
sometimes seeming long to the workers; but in due 
season we reap if we faint not. These conditions 
have attended the labors of our own Baptist mission- 
aries. In Brazil, Mexico, and China the preparatory 
stage seems to be passed and every year the bap- 
tisms are counted by hundreds. Only ten years ago 
we were longing and praying for a tiiousand converts 
in all the fields occupied by our Board; now we have 
a thousand a year in China alone. In Italy, .Japan 
and Africa the sowing has been protracted but faith- 
ful, and there are signs of abundant harvests. In 
Argentina, our newest field, harvests have attended 
the labors of our brethren almost from the beginning. 

Everywhere our missionaries appreciate the impor- 
tance of training the converts, teaching them to ob- 
serve all things whatsoever the Lord has commauded. 
Many churches are making substantial progress to- 
wards self-support, and some are already self-support- 
ing. Their labors and contributions for the spread of 
the gospel among their own people are worthy of all 
praise. 

There is an increasing number of students in the- 
ological seminaries and women's training schools, and 
the efficiency and zeal of those who have gone out 
from these schools promise larger results in making 
known the story of salvation. The work of the med- 
ical missionaries, relieving the sufferings of the body, 
makes the heart more ready to heed the gospel with 
healing for the soul. The printing and distribution of 
the Bible and other Christian books give to many a 
knowledge of Jesus, the Saviour of sinners. 

In all the fields cultivated by us, in all departments 
of the work, the outlook is hopeful and encouraging. 
The work among the home churches is not so encour- 
aging. Gifts to this department of our work are slow- 
ly increasing in some quarters, but there are still 
many members of our churches who give nothing. 
The great need is to secure the interest and co-oper- 



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atioii of all the members of each church. This will 
require that our pastors more frequently urge upon 
every brother and sister the duty of contributing for 
Foreign Missions, and that some members in each 
church, in addition' to making their own contribu- 
tions, seek to secure contributions from all others in 
the church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. JOHNSON. 

Report adopted. Address by Rev. G. W. Green, of 
China. On motion a collection of $19.19 was taken 
for foreign missions. 

After singing "Praise God From Whom All Bless- 
ings Flow," the association adjourned until 9:30 
Thursday morning. Benediction by W. R. Johnson. 

THURSDAY MORNING SESSION. 

The association met at 9:30 A. M. Devotional ex- 
ercises conducted by J. A. Oates, D. E. Melvin lead- 
ing in prayer. The moderator not being present, the 
house was called to order by the assistant moderator. 

Names of churches not represented were called; 
delegates enrolled; petitionary letters laid upon the 
table. After some changes and announcements, Home 
Missions was taken up. Address by Dr. J. J. Hall. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The Southland is the field of the Home Mission 
Board. In his excellent report to the Baptist State 
Convention last year Rev. W. N. Johnson said: 

Foreign Missions is missions extense; State Missions 
is missions intense; Home Missions is half way be- 
tween these and partakes of both of them. With all 
the emphasis on State Missions, the denomination 
would petrify. With the whole stress on Foreign 
Missions, the denomination would evaporate. Proper 
attention to Home Missions will prevent both petrifica- 
tion and evaporation. Both Hardshellism and Moravian- 
ism are meeting a fate that warns us not to neglect 
Home Missions. 

Heme Missions is the civic impulse of Christianity 
asserting itself in the life of the Nation. It is the 
meeting place of love of country and the love of 



God. These two elements meet in the heart of the in- 
dividual, in the work of the church and in the events 
cf the Nation's life that go to make up our history. No 
man can believe fully in Home IMissions till he has 
seen that his country has a place in the great plan 
by which God's Kingdom is to come into all the world. 

Seen from one angle, Home Missions is the same as 
State Missions. Seen from another, it is the same as 
Foreign Missions. Home Mission work presents so many 
surfaces that it is hard to define it in a few words. It 
is Christian work in such a complexity of facts and 
tendencies and conditions that its activities branch out 
into several special lines. 

Evangelism, Mountain Schools, Work in Cuba and 
Panama, The Frontier, Church Building, Assistance to 
Negroes, City Missions and Evangelization of the For- 
eigners are phases of the Home Mission work . 

Last year in Home Missions we raised $302,864.72 
and had 1,108 workers on the field. The women of 
the South gave to this work $57,369.65. North Car- 
olina Baptists gave last year to rhis cause $17,651.76 

This is the work that the Home Board is trying to 
do — to held the Southland and as a great Baptist 
stronghold and a mighty force in the world's evange- 
lization. 

JNO. A. GATES. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD ON ASSOCIATION- 
AL MISSIONS. 

During the year just past the new association 
has been trying to find itself to the end that it may 
be fitted and prepared for the work ahead. 

There is mere than a mere organization in name; 
there is a unity of purpose that will, we believe, man- 
ifest itself in the years to come in a larger work 
within our own borders and a more liberal and uni- 
form support of the work abroad. 

The indications are that the Cumberland Associa- 
tion will in the near future have some 35 churches. 
This will give a territory 4 miles long by nearly as 
many miles wide. 

This section is developing rapidly in an agricultural 
way. Our own farmers are doing more, intensively 
and extensively, and new farmers are moving in and 



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buying up the lands and turning the once waste pla- 
ces into productive and profitable farms. Lands that 
a few years ago sold for $3.00 are now selling for 
$30.00 an acre, and some of our farming lands are be- 
ing sought for at $100.00 an acre. The sections once 
sparsely settled are becoming populous communities. 
In the past ten years three new railroads have been 
built in our territory and there are soon to be more. 
Cotton mills and otlier factories are multiplying rap- 
idly. 

All this progress is a call to the Baptists in this 
good section, made glorious by the footprints of 
Haynes Lennon, James McDaniel and their co-workers 
and successors, to do their level best that the weak 
places be made strong and the strong places be led out 
to know and utilize their Godgiven strength. 

We are building here, not for the day, but for the 
ages. Our plans must be laid on a broad scale, limit- 
ed only by the co-operative power of a prosperous, 
progressive, prayerful people and the loving omnip- 
otence of God. 

There is now needy mission territory in* this asso- 
ciation. And we shall not likely outgrow it or work 
it up for years to come. This is a call to us at our 
doors to plan with wisdom and liberality. 

The year has shown us that there are at least four 
places now in the association that should be fostered 
and assisted. Union Springs, Manchester, Cedar 
Falls and Campbellton in Fayetteville. Our work du- 
ring the year has been much in the nature of out- 
look work. 

The treasurer's report for the year shows: 

Receipts. 
Balance from 1909 - - - -$ 14.21 

Rec'd from churches 1910 - 117.72 
Total - - - - \ - -$131.93 

Disbui'senient.s 
To Rev. P. T. Britt at Un- 
ion Springs -------------- $50.00 

To Rev. W. M. Page at 

Cedar Falls 25.00 

Total - - - - -------- $75.00 

Balance on hand - - - -$ 56.93. 



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As we see it, the best work will be done by hav- 
ing a man under the direction of the Executive 
Board for at least one half his time, who would sup- 
ply the weak and needy points and be a general 
missionary secretary and worker for the entire asso- 
ciation. By this plan we believe there would be a 
uniform systematic growth of our churches and an 
abiding development that will stand through the 
years. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JNO. A. GATES. 

C. C. BULLARD. 

D. B. MELVIN. 
J. R. THAGARD. 
J. P. THAMES. 

Address by Dr. J. J. Hall. Adopted. 

Address by Rev. G. W. Green on his work in China. 

On motion it was ordered that we increase our 
pledges at least 10 per cent. over last year for the 
different objects, and the clerk notify each church 
of the same. Remarks by P. T. Britt, J. L. Holland, 
W. A. Humphrey, W. M. Pope. 

Visitors were welcomed to seats. Brethren E. L. 
Middleton, A, Johnson, C. M. Beach made themselves 
known. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The necessity for an education is founded in our 
very existence. 

God made man capable of being educated. We be- 
lieve in an education for all the people and rejoice 
in all the State is doing toward furnishing ample op- 
portunities for the education of her sons and daugh- 
ters; and we urge upon our people the importance 
and the wisdom of taking advantage of the school fa- 
cilities within their reach so that their children 
may grow up with the light of knowledge to guide 
and bless their lives. But a Christian Education is, 
and by the very nature of things must be, reserved 
largely for the home, the Sunday school, the church, 
and the denominational schools. 

/ Representing as we do, a part of the great Bap- 
tist body of North Carolina, w6 can, and we do most 
heartily commend our great institutions of learning to 



12 

the- patronage of our people. Wake Forest and Mere- 
dith colleges stand in the very front of the best in- 
stitutions of learning in all the Southland. Wake 
Forest college by its age, its illustrious past, its pres- 
ent efficiency, has made for itself a name of which 
any people might be proud. No man can make a mis- 
take in sending his son to such an honored seat of 
learning. 

Meredith college, though young among the great 
schools for young women, has already taken a high 
place. Its work has given it a character second to 
no institution of like purpose and endeavor. We would 
that it might by endowment become a college for all 
the Baptist girls of our State who are ambitious to 
obtain an education, whatever may be the financial 
condition of their parents. 

Dell School, at Delway, Sampson county, has been 
selected as a denominational school, is doing excellent 
work and deserves a generous patronage. 

Our other schools — so far as they are ours — con- 
trolled by foremost Baptists — such as Prof. Hobgood's 
school at Oxford, Prof. J. A. Campbell's school, known 
as Buie's Creek, deserve more than a passing notice 
in this report. They have done, and are doing, a great 
work for Christian education. 

May the cause of education find its way into the 
homes, the hearts, the plans, the purposes and the 
gifts of all our people. 

.T. .J. HALL. 

Spoken to by C. i\I. Beach of Delway. Adopted. 
ORPHANAGE. 

A. Johnson, of Thomasville, delivered an interest- 
ing address on the Orphanage. The following resolu- 
tion was adopted: "That every Sunday school in this 
association take a collection on Thanksgiving Day and 
a monthly collection throughout the year for the 
Orphanage. Remarks by C. J. Smith. A collection of 
5 17. 13 was taken for the Orphanage. 

Adjourned until 1:30. Dismissed by G. W. Green. 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION. 

After singing, devotional exercises were conducted 
by Archibald Johnson; of Thomasville, who read the 
first Psalm. 



13 



The Association was called to order by the modera- 
tor. Brethren W. M. Jones and J. M, Beard, from 
Magnolia church, South River Association, informed the 
Association that at the next session of the South River 
association, Magnolia church will ask for a letter of dis- 
mission to join this association. They were recognized 
as fraternal delegates. On motion it was ordered that 
at our next Union meeting the right hand of fellowship 
be extended by the moderator to the delegates from 
Magnolia and any other church being represented by 
fraternal delegates. 

Godwin church was granted a letter of dismission to 
unite with the South River associatioai. 

It was proposed by S. M. Bramble, of Green Springs, 
that the time of the Association be changed from Oc- 
tober to November. The question was discussed and 
laid on the table to be taken up at the next association. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

God wants all people to know of Him unto salva- 
tion. For this to be a fact some one must be sent to 
tell men about Him. This is Missions. This work in 
North Carolina is State Missions. We have been doing 
this work for nearly a century and today the needs are 
as great as ever before in our history. 

God has blessed what has been done. Nearly a half 
of our churches have been helped directly or indirectly. 
These churches are now called upon to establish new 
churches in many places of destitution. If there is a 
need for a church here there is need for one in reach 
of people in every part of our State. 

We are working on a larger basis than ever before. 
The last convention authorized the use of $40,000 for 
the missionaries and $5,000 for a building fund. We 
are behind this date last year and to meet our obliga- 
tions we must collect over $4,000 mere than last year 
from this date to December 1st. We urge all our 
churches to co-operate in this great worlv for our own 
people. 

Greater and greater demands are on us every year. 
Places of actual destitution exist in many sections. In 
our cities and towns we must preach tlie gospel or our 
cause must forever suffer. In many sections strong 
men must be placed to de'. jlop our present chuvc'ies 



14 



Jjtt us be men for our people."' 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. L. MIDDLETON. 
Discussed by E. L. Middleton and G. W. Green. A- 
dopted. 

Announcement by the moderator. 

Reports of committees. 

Delegates to the State Convention are as follows: H. 

B. Downing, D. E. Beard, J. A. Parham. Each cliurch 
is entitled to one delegate for every $10 contributed 
to conventional objects. 

Delegates to the Southern B'aptist Convention are as 
follows: Rev. J. J. Hall, D. D., and Rev. W. R. John- 
son. 

After singing "Praise God From Whom All Blessings 
Flow," the association adjourned until Friday morning 
9:30. Dismissed by Rev. P. T. Britt. 

FRIDAY MORNING SESSION. 

The Association met at 9:30 a. lu. Devotional ex- 
ercises conducted by Rev. P. T. Britt. 

House called to order by the moderator. Minutes 
of Thursday read and approved. 

The following resolution was offered: 

We heartily commend the work of Dell School and 
request our pastors to bring before their people the 
financial needs of this institution and co-operate with 
Prof. C, M, Beacli, principal, in his endeavor to better 
equip and maintain this thorough, trustworthy chris- 
tian school under denominational control. 

Spoken to by Prof. C. M. Beach, E. L. Middleton, C. 

C. Bullard, Rev. A. L. Betts. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Until all the members of our churches are thor- 
oughly informed concerning the various departments, cf 
our Baptist work, we can never reach the highest ef- 
ficiency as working Baptists. It is natural that we con- 
tribute more heartily to the support of an object wlien 
our interest is aroused. Deep interest comes through 
familiar knowledge of the object and its needs. 

The travelling representatives of the various depart- 
ments of our convention work, come once a year and 
speak to the delegates and visitors and arouse enthusi- 



15 

astic momeiitary interest. How much more effective to 
have a representative of all 
departments of our convention viforlt coming into 
every Baptist liome every week in tlie year, Iteeping 
tlie entire family posted as to our Baptist worli! Sucla 
is tlie mission of tlie Biblical Recorder, the organ of 
the Baptist State Convention. Our progress in all 
lines of denominational interest depends upon the in- 
formation given in the Recorder. 

In this day the more progressive and successful far- 
mers, merchants, physicians, teachers, rural letter car-, 
riers, bankers, and those engaged in other trades and 
professions, read the journals especially prepared for 
them and dealing with their work. Shall the Baptists 
do less? 

"Knowledge is Power." Let every Baptist read our 
Baptist periodicals and as a denomination we shall not 
lack the power to go forward. 

We commend to the members of the Association the 
Biblical Recorder, Charity and Children, the Foreign 
Mission Journal and Our Home Field. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. PARHAM. 

Address by Rev. A. L. Betts. Adopted. 
SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT. 

God is greatly blessing the Sunday School work. 
Christian people are engaging in it more and more 
every year. Today there are about 28,000,000 people 
in the work and we are growing a million a year. 

The work has become fundamental in our Christi- 
an activities. It is becoming mere and more a place of 
work for our people. It is being used of God as a 
large factor in the saving of our boys and girls. It is 
becoming a training school in benevolence. Last year 
our Baptist Sunday schools in North Carolina gave 
nearly $30,000 to convention objects — missions orphan- 
age, etc. 

We are doing much but must do more. We must 
■stop dealing with the work in a sentimental way and 
talking about it in platitudes and get down to practical 
plans and earnest, consecrated work. We therefore, 
recommend the following as our policies for next year. 

1. That our pastors, officers and teachers make ear- 
nest effort to secure the co-operation of more of our 



16 

church members and that we try to reach all our chil- 
dren and the unconverted. 

2. That we try to organize and maintain all tlie year 
a Sunday school in every church. 

3. That we use one fiftli Sunday for a Sunday 
Scliool Convention and that besides this we try 
to hold at least one institute for the training of our 
teachers. Further, that we urge our teachers to take 
our convention reading course or normal course. 

4. That we use our Southern Baptist convention lit- 
erature and especially the "Convention Teacher" for 
all officers and teachers. 

5. That we co-operate with our State Board of Mis- 
sions and Sunday Schools in their work and that we 
pledge for Sunday School Missions as for the other 
objects and that our Sunday schools be requested to 
pay these pledges. 

6. That a committee be appointed to lead in the 
work and to co-operate with the State Sunday School 
Committee and secretary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. L. MIDDLETON. 

Address by Prof. E. L.. Middleton. Report adopted. 

The following were appointed as a special Sunday 
school committee: J. A. Oates, C. R. Pope and E. I. 
Olive, 

Pledges taken for Sunday school missions. 

Reports of committees. Miscellaneous business. 

Resolved, That we hereby extend to Sharon church 
and all the good people of this community this expres- 
sion of our appreciation of their splendid hospitality and 
unbounded kindness to us during the entire session of 
the Association. 

Minute fund supplemented by collection. 

Song, "Stand Up For Jesus." 

Missionary sermon by A. L. Betts. Text, 1st Cor. 
9:19, Rom. 1:14. 

On motion the clerk was allowed $10 for his services. 

Various announcements. 

After singing "Blest be the Tie That Binds," the 
Association adjourned to meet with the First Baptist 
church of Fayetteville, Wednesday before the 3rd Sun- 
day in October, 1911. Dismissed by Rev. A. T^. Betts. 

H. B. DOWNING, Moderator. 
G. B. SESSOMS, Clerk. 



Table of Pledges. 



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15.00 
10.00 
10.00 


25.00 
12.00 
25.00 


38.50 
21.50 
61.25 


3 00 


Cape Fear 


3 no 


Cedar Creek 


5 00 


Cedar Falls . 




Cumberland Union 

■'"Evergreen 


5.00 

5.00 

40.00 

11.00 


10.00 

5.00 

60.00 

15.00 


19.75 

5.00 

136.75 

45.25 


10.00 

5.00 

25.00 

10.00 


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10.00 
10.00 
10.00 


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28.00 
14.00 


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10.00 

5.00 

3.00 

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25.00 


15.00 
10.00 
5.00 
3.00 
5.00 
20.00 
6.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
3.00 


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37.75 

24.50 

8.25 

5.00 

37.25 

37.00 

18.75 

5.00 

13.00 

11.00 


15.00 

15.00; 

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3.00 

5.00 

25.00 

10.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 

The Woman's Missionary Union cf .tlie Cumberland 
Asscciation met at Cape Fear Baptis!: cliui-ch Sunday, 
October 2, 1910. Devotional exeicises conducted by 
Miss lula Olive, after wliicli a welcome address was 
given by Mrs. J. P. Thames and response by Mrs. 
J. L. Holland. A letter was read frcm our president, 
Mrs. D. C. Rogers, reminding us cf hev love and in- 
terest; also her desire to be with us. V\^e regretted 
greatly that she could net be with us in person, but 
lelt that she was there in prayers. 

Miss lula Olive was asked to take the meeting 
in charge in the president's absence. 

The roll of societies was called and V.ie following 
ones reported: W. M. Societies: Bladen Union, Cedar 
Creek, Cape Fear, Hope Mills, Godwin, Fayetteville, 
Rcckfish. Young Woman's Auxiliary, Fayetteville Sun- 
beams, Godwin, Hope Mills, Rockfish, Fayetteville. 

Then the general program was discussed. 

Our Purpose, Proportion and Plans for 1910 and 
1911, by Miss Pauline Jones. 

Address on the Woman's Training Schocl, by j\lrs. 
N. G. Duncan. 

Recess of one hour and a half. 

At 1:30 the meeting was opened with prayer by 
Mrs. Duncan and the Forward Movement Conference 
led by her also. 

Remarks made on United Prayer by Miss Olive and 
Mrs. Remsburg. 

Personal Service, lead by Miss Olive. 

Systematic Giving, by Mrs. G. F. Davis, Mrs. Hol- 
land and others, all of which were good. 

A paper on Mission Study was written by Mrs. B. F. 
Beasley and read by Mrs. Remsburg. 

A very interesting paper on Membership was read 
by Mrs. Remsburg also. 

Then the Missionary Institute and annual meeting 
R-as discussed by several. The entire body voted for 
an Institute to be held in the Association next year, 
or in reach of her borders. 

Then the election of officei-s, and th old ones 
were re-elected — Mrs. D. C. Rogers, president and 
Mrs. G. F. Rackley, secretary. It was decided that 



, 20 

next annual meeting meet with the Bladen Union 
church the first Sunday in October, 1911. Mrs. Rems- 
burg and Mrs. Powell and Mrs. Duncan were appoint- 
ed program committee for the next meeting. 

There being no other business, the ladies meeting 
was dismissed for the entire congregation to come in 
and hear an address by Mr. Jno. A. Oates on the 
subject, "Do AVe Need the Boys and Girls, and Do 
They Need Us?" Even thcugli the ladies were tired 
t'ey foigot it all when he began to speak. Our 

meeting had just reached the c'imax with his ad- 
dress. We then sang a hvnin u.id were dismissed by 
Mr, (^ates. 

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Cumberland Baptist 
Association 



1911 




THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 
HELD WITH 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 
Of Fayetteville 



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Article 1 This Association shall be denominated 
and known as the Cumberland Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The object of this Association shall be the 
promotion of Christ's Kingdom among men. and the 
means of accomplishing this shall be in strict conform- 
ity with the New Testament. 

Article 3. This Association shall be composed of dele- 
gates chosen by the churches connected with it, each 
church being entitled to three delegates, and the or- 
dained ministers having care of churches in this Asso- 
ciation. 

Article 4. The delegates from each church shall bear 
a letter certifying their appointment, and giving an ac- 
count of the condition of their church and a state- 
ment of all funds contributed to benevolent purposes 
during the year. 

Article 5. The officers of this Association shall be a 
Moderator, a Clerk and a Treasurer, who shall be annu- 
ally chosen by ballot from mong the members of the 
churches composing this Association by a majority of 
the members voting, and shall continue in office until 
their successors are elected. 

Article 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to 
p-epide during the deliberations of the body, to en- 
force an observance of the Constitution, preserve deco- 
rum, appoint c ommittees, decide all questions of order, 
give his opinion on any question under c>)nsideration 
after others are done speaking, and give the casting 
vote in case of tie. 

Article 7. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to re- 
cord the proceedings of each annual session superin- 
tend the printing and distributing of the Minutes a- 
mong the churches, and he shall be required to keep 
a file of the Minutes. 

Article 8. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to 
receive all funds sent up by the churches or collected 
during the session of this body and disburse the same 
for the objects stated. He shall also make to the 



Association an annual report of ttie condition of the 
Treasury. 

ArtlQle 9. The Association shall appoint an execu- 
tive Board of seven members, who shall have the sup- 
erintendence of Associational missions and such other 
objects as may be entrusted to them. They shall have 
power to disburse all sums paid to them by the 
Treasurer of the Association for the objects under 
their charge and to collect and disburse funds for those 
objects during the intervals between the meetings of 
this body. The members of this board shall be ans- 
werable to the Association for their acts, and shall 
make an annual report to the Association for their do- 
ings. 

Article 10. Any church desiring to become a member 
shall present her petition at an annual session of this 
body, through the delegates appointed for that pur- 
pose, and if the Association should consent to receive 
her, the Moderator shall extend the right hand of fel- 
lowship to the delegates. 

Article 11. The Association shall not maintain fel- 
lowship with any of the churches which neglect to 
preserve gospel order, but shall not entertain any 
charge against any church unless it is brought in 
through a church. 

Article 12. The Association may invite visiting breth- 
ren to seats and extend to them all the privileges of 
regular delegates, except that of voting. 

Article 13. The Annual Session of this body shall 
commence on Wednesday before the 3rd Sabbath in 
October, at such a place as the Association may select. 

Article 14. By appointment there shall be preached, 
at each annual session, an Introductory and a Mission- 
ary Sermon. 

Article 15. This constitution may be amended at any 
annual session by a vote of two-thirds of the member- 
ship present. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 

OF 

Cumberland Association 



HELD WITH THE i 



First Baptist Church of Fayetteville 

ON 

OCTOBER 11, 12, 13, 1911 



OFFICERS: 



REV. J. J. HALL, D. D., Moderator, Fayetteville. N. C. 
REV. W. R. JOHNSON, Asst. Moderator, Cedar Creek, N. C. 
G. B. SESSOMS, Clerk, R. F. D. No. 5, Fayetteville, N. C. 
J. P. THAMES, Treasurer, R. F. D. No. 8. Fayetteville, N. C. 



TIME OF NEXT MEETING 

Next meeting will be held with Green Springs 
Church, October 16, 17, 18, 1912. 



1911 

THE INDEX PRINTING HOUSE 

Fayetteville, N. C. 



LIST OP' UELl^GxlTES. 

Beaver Dam — Alex Hales, P. W. Smith, Lon Smith. 
Bladen Union — J. E. Willis, P. V. HoUand," Frank Davis. 
Cape Fear — H. N. Hall, J. P. Smith, T. A. Hall. 
Cedar Falls — W. L. Lewis, W. M. Warren, N. M. Strick 

land. 
Cedar Creek — J. P. West, G. F. Wheeler, J. R. Thag- 

ard. 

Cumberland Union — A. J. Bedsole, L. G. Plair, J. M. 
Pope. 

Evergreen — A. W. Cashvs^ell, J. H. Cartey, Zander 
Faircloth. 

Fayetteville — I. C. Bond, Chas. Kennedy, B. G. Hoilings- 
worth. 

Green Springs — R. L. Braxton, M. W. McArthur, Jud- 
son Jones. 

Hope Mills — W. W. Wallace, T. P. Hulon, Prichard 
Fisher. 

Judson — D. E. Melvin, J. C- Home, S. M. Cain. 

Lebanon — D. J. Smith, J. A. Beard, R. A. Page. 

Manchester — R. P. Howard- 

Massey Hill J. A. Haire, A- R. Butler, F. M. Barrett. 

Mt. Gilead A. F. Plummer, D. F. Harris, C. S. Ben- 
nett. 

Mt. Pisgah — Tracy Clark, T. S. Evans, Claud Ellis. 

Pleasant Grove — R. Strickland, C. J. Smith, E. H. Bui- 
lard. 

Peters Creek — Alex Simmons, C. D. Faircloth, W. F. 
Bullard. 

Rockfish Z. B. Newton, D. C. Rogers, C. R. Colend. 

Sharon — L. D. Melvin, F. H- Home, D. H. Beard. 

Shiloh J. H. McGee, .J. S. Cain, H. B. Butler. 

Suggs Grove — J. D. Dew, Leonard Edge, S. L. Edge. 

Tabernacle E. F. Jones, Frank Dees, J. W. Town- 
send. 

Union Springs — W. H. Butler, J. L. Allen. 

Magnolia — Andrew Strick] nd, A. Lewis, H. H. Bry- 
ant. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

J. P. Thames R. P. D. No. 8, Fayetteville, N. C. 

D. E. Melvin R. F. D No. .5, Fayetteville, N. C. 

J. R. Thagard Cedar Creek, N. C. 

D. C. Rogers Hope Mills, N. C. 

J. A. Gates Fayetteville, N. C. 

C. C. Bullard - - R. F. D. No. 5 - - Fayetteville N. C. 

H. B. Downing -_----__ Fayetteville, N. C. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

W. R. Johnson Cedar Creek, N. C. 

J. M. Gibbs Cotton, N. C. 

W. A. Humphrey ___ -___ Fayetteville, N. C. 

J. J. Hall -Fayetteville,N. C. 

W. M. Page - Fayetteville, N. C. 

W. E. Dunnagan .-.__ Fayetteville, N. C. 

E. Lee Fox Stedman, N. C. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

J. A. Gates Fayetteville, N. C. 

E. I. Glive Fayetteville, N. C. 

C. R. Pope Grays Creek, N. C. 



Pror^fbtttga 



Fayetteville, N. C, Oct. 11th, 1911. 
The Cumberland Baptist Association met this day at 
11 A. M. in the First Baptist church, in this city. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by H. B. Down- 
ing, reading the 103 Psalm. Rev. W. R. Johnson lead- 
ing in prayer. 

The Association was called to order by the Moder- 
ator, H. B. Downing. The roll of churches called, 11 
i'esponded. Address of welcome by Rev. J. J. Hall, D. 
D. Response was made by Rev J. M. Gibbs. On mo- 
tion the organization was-postponed until the after- 
noon. 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association re-assembled at 2:30 after singing. 
Bro. E. I. Olive read Oollosians 3. Bro. A. A. 
McClelland, of Maxton, preached the Introductory ser- 
mon. Subject, "The Risen Life." 

The Association called to order by the Moderator. 
The roll of churches was called, letters taken to the 
Finance Committee. On motion the reading of church 
letters was dispensed with and a committee on di- 
gest was appointed. 

Bro. H. B. Downing tendered his resignation as 
moderator and stated that he would not accept re- 
nomination. The following officers were elected: Dr. 
J. J. Hall, Moderator, Rev. W. R. Johnson Asst. Mod- 
erator, G. B. Sessoms, Clerk, J. P. Thames, Treasur- 
er. Remarks by Dr. Hall. 

The following committees were appointed by the 
moderator during the session: G. F. Wheeler, J. P. 
Thames, Committee on Finance, D. C. Rogers, J. M. 
Gibbs, Committee on Digest, W. B. Dunnagan, to 

write Report on Home Missions. To nominate dele- 
gates to Southern Baptist Convention, A. H. Watson, 
A. J. Bedsole, to Baptist State Convention, D. E. 
Melvin, E. F. Jones, to nominate Executive Board, 



C. E. Bullard, Alex Simmons, Committee on Arrange- 
ments, J. A. Gates, G. B. Sessoms, on Constitution, C. 
C. Bullard, Alex Simmons, A. H. Watson, Auditipg 
Committee, J. A. Parliam, J. R. Thagard. 

Dr. R. T. Vann, of Meredith College, N. B. Brough- 
ton, of Raleigh, A. B. Newton, of South River Asso- 
ciation, were welcomed to seats by the moderator. 

The following resolution was presented by the Clerk 
of the Fayetteville church: That the Constitution of 
the Association be changed to read as follows. Each 
church having 100 members or less, be allowed 3 del- 
egates, and for each additional hundred members, one 
additional delegate. After some discussion, a com- 
mittee was appointed to consider the change of Con- 
stitution. On motion the Association adjourned. Dis- 
missed by Rev. R. T. Vann, D. P. 

WEDNlESDAY EVENING SESSION. 

The body re-assembled at 8 P. M. for Sunday school 
mass meeting. After Singing, devotional exercises were 
conducted by J. A. Oates, reading 1st Psalm. Ad- 

dresses by N. B. Broughton and R. T. Vann. Adjourn- 
ed until 9:30 A. M. Thursday. 

THURSDAY MORNING SESSION. 

Convened at 9:30. 30 minutes were spent in Devo- 
tional exercises, conducted by Rev. E. I. Olive. As- 
sociation called to order by the moderator. Minutes of 
Wednesday read and approved. Song, "Bless be the 
Tie." 

The following were recognized and welcomed to 

seats: M. L. Kesler, of Thomasville Orphanage, C. M. 
Beach, of Dell School, J. M. Alderman, of South River 
Association, M. J. Barker, of Robeson Association, Rev 
L. Johnson, Corresponding Secretary of State Board. 

The following report was read by W. R. Johnson: 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

On the ev.e of his ascension our Lord announced a 
comprehensive program of Missions. It took in all na- 



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tions. As if He foresaw a tendency to neglect the 
field nearest home, he expressly commanded that his 
disciples should preach first in Jerusalem, namely in 
Judea and Samaria. 

We are neglecting our Jerusalem and Judea and 
Samaria. Out of 90,000,000 population in the United 
States, there are only about 20,000,000 members of e- 
vangelical denominations. Foreigners, many of whom 
are ungodly, are flecking to our shores at the rate of a 
million a year, while perhaps two milloin more of our 
own people change their abode every year, and are 
Drought together in - new towns on the frontier. 

These great people movements furnish the probleui 
and the opporiunity of Home Missions. To neglect 
Home Missions is to lose by what is the purest and 
best in our civilization, andour religion failing to 
meet our million of immigrants with an adequate 
gospel, cur nation will soon sink to the low level from 
which these immigrants come. 

The people are not all informed upon the subject of 
Home Missions. They do not appreciate the need for 
the Home Board nor understand its methods. If they 
did, they would surely be more liberal than they are. 
We hear much about the light that shines furthest 
abroad, but that light must first shine at home before 
it shines abroad. Why shall we neglect the foreigner in 
our own Southland. Thirty per cent of them return to 
their own homeland sooner or later. Suppose we had 
evangelized them, they would take the truth into the 
very heart of Italy, and then indeed the spiritual pow- 
er of the Pope might be . shaken. Think of the 250,- 
000 missionaries going from America in one year, free 
from the taint of embarrassment of professionalism 
Without appointment from any. board, their voluntary 
services would accomplish more than appointees. Such 
an opportunity as confronts us today never came to 
a Christian nation or church. 

The Board is doing work in Cuba and Panama a- 
Kong the negroes, and aidirg in mountain schools. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. DUNNAGAN 



Spoken to by W. R. Johnson, W. E. Dunnagan, L. 
Johnson, R. T. Vann, A. A. McClelland. Report adopted. 

On motion the pledges for Home Missions are to be 
increased 10 per cent. Song 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

With gratitude to God for His manifold blessings up- 
on the work of State Missions and with a prayer for 
His continued blessings upon this phase of the work 
of the Kingdom, we hand you herewith our annual re- 
port. 

The blessings of heaven have fallen upon our work 
and workers. The results have thrilled our hearts with 
gratitude. Hundreds of the lost have been redeemed 
through the agency of our workers. Many weak 
churches have been strengthened, new churches have 
been organized, and we have wondrous cause for grat- 
itude. 

One of the great functions of the State Mission 
Board is to spend the benevolences '^ritrusted to its 

hands by the churches, in the development and cul- 
ture of our people. No more far-reaching worlv lies 
before us to-day than the task of developing our un- 
developed churches and enlisting them and all their 
sacred energies in a combined effort for the bringing 
in of the reign of Christ. That State Missions does just 
this kind of work is evidenced by the fact that a large 
number of our leading and strongest churches were 
started and built up by our State Mission workers, 
soon becoming self-supporting and enabled to help car- 
ry the Gospel to others. 

By no means has the demand for State Mission 
work been diminished because of past victories. New 
doors of opportunity are opening for religious advance- 
ment along with the rapid material growth which our 
State is experiencing. That we may supply these de- 
mands it is necessary that our Christian people bend 
their God-given energies to this work and, by the con- 
tribution of their prayers and their means with which 
He has blessed them, surrender themeslves as instru- 
ments in His hands for the consummation of His 
plans. 



10 



At the present writing, more than $35,000 must be 
provided for before December the 1st in order tliat 
the Beard may report no debt at the Conventicn in 
Winston-Salem. Your commttee recommends, therefore, 
that a special rally be made in the churches of this 
Association during the coming months that this cause, 
whicli deserves nothing shcrt of our best, may not 

have to tali:e a backward step. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. I. OLIVE, 

Spolien to by E. I. Olive. 

Address by L. Jolmson. On motion tlie cliurches 
were aslced to increase their pledges for State Mis- 
sions 20 per cent. Adopted. 

Short talli by M. L. Kesler. 

H. B. Downing announce d that he would talce sub- 
scriptions for Foreign Mission .Journal. 

Association adjourned until 2:30 P. M. Dismissed by 
Dr. Dunaway. 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Association convened at. 2. -30. Devotional exercise was 
led by J. W. Cobb, reading 103 Psalm. Short taliv by 
Cliairman of Executive Board. 

Churches which had not made pledges for the Camp- 
bellton church, pledge the following amounts. Beaver 
Dam $10, Evergreen, $5, Massey Hill, $50, Mt. Gi- 
lead $25, Hope Mills $2 0, Bladen Union $5, Rcck- 
fish $10. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

The Baptist Orphanage is about 26 years old. On Nov- 
11, 1885, the first child was received into it. From 
then till now marvelous success has crowned its everj' 
effort. A thousand needy orpha'^ children have been 
cared for and trained for higher, better and nobler 

living, within its walls. 

At present there are about 58 bright boys and 
girls there, representing every section of North Caro- 
lina, looking to us, the Baptists of the State, for 



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their breakfast, dinner and and supper every day and 
Sunday too, and also clotlies and schooling, and medi- 
cal aid. They have not looked in vain in the past, 
nor shall they in the days to come. Our Saviour said, 
"As ye did it unto one of the least of these, ye did it 
unto me." 

We would suggest that e"\ery one who can reasonably 
do so, visit the institution and see for yourselves, and 
then you will exclaim "the half had not been told." 
There you will find a large up-to-date farm with fine 
stock, in addition to all of the many splendid build- 
ings for homes and other necessary purposes. 

The best and purest of water, numerous shade 
trees, beautiful walks and sweet flowers. But our, 
most valuable asset there is the children, all of the 
material things there will pass away, but those boys 
and girls will exist somewhere after the houses and 
land are no more. The divine injunction is, "Train 
the child in the way he should go." Does not this 
apply to the Baptists of North Carolina, epecially in 
regard to the orphan children in our State left with- 
our parental love and care? 

We indorse the monthly collection system already a- 
dopted by the most of our Sunday schools and wish 
that every school in this Association take a liberal col- 
lection once each month and that each church hold 
special service on Thanks-giving day or on Sunday 
nearest the same, and take collection for the Orphan- 
age. And also if possible every Sunday school take a 
club of Charity and Children. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. HUMPHREY. 

M. L. Kesler delivered the address. An Orphanage 
collection of $9.10 was taken. Report adopted. Song. 
Various remarks. 

AGED MINISTER'S RELIEF. 

When Christ sent out his twelve apostles he said 
to them: "He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he 
that receiveth me receiveth Him that sent me." 

These words, often neglected in our time, show the 



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Master's regard for the ministers of His word. 

A man wlio insults tlie flag of a country, insults the 
country to which it belongs, and he who honors 
the flag, honors the nation whose principles the flag 
symbolizes. 

In a similar way those who honor God's agents in 
the v/orld he nor Him, and those who reject them, re- 
ject God. Men's religious spirit therefore can be as- 
certained by observing their attitude toward God's ag- 
ents 

Some of these servants of the Lord have been 
forced to retire from their benevolent fields of labor, 
on account of the infirmities of age, and are now look- 
ing to us for help in their hour of need. 

Our Minister's Relief Board, located at Durham, 
N. C, now has a large number of beneficiaries, re- 

ceiving anywhere from $40 to $100 a year. 

But this is not enough for these old brethren, who 
organized our churches and served them in their 

day equally as well, if not better, than they are 

served today. 

They gave their lives in service, in a period that 
tried men's souls, when the churches were few and 
poor and therefore not able to pay them for their 
services. 

It is not only wrong, but a shame on us to a' low 
them to suffer in helpless old age. Less than $3000 
has been contributed to this fund this year by the 
entire denomination. 

Let us rally to the support of these worthy old 
brethren, who, by heroic sacrifices laid our foundations 
and are now unseen building stones in the temple 
of our God. 

We recommend that our churches and Sunday 

schools take an annual collection for this object, the 
nearest Sunday to Christmas. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN M. GIBBS. 

Spoken to by J. M. Gibbs, W. R. Johnson. Adopted. 

Green Springs was decided on for the next meet- 
ing place for the Association. 

After prayer by T. B. Justice, the Association ad- 
journed until 7:30 p. m. 



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THURSDAY EVENING SESSION. 

30 minutes spent in devotional exercises conducted 
by Dr. Hall, reading 72 Psalm. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Foreign Mission Board is in the glorious work 
of world evangelization. It is appointed by Southern 
Baptists for this stupendous task. Splendid opportunities 
are before us. China, with 440,000,000 of people, is 
passing through a marvelous transformation. Now is 
the time to give these millions the gospel. Japan is 
leading the Orient. Shall we lead Japan to Christ? 

Mohammedanism threatens to submerge Africa. Shall 
we turn back the tide by the power of the gospel? 
South America, Mexico and Italy are sick and tired of 
Romanism; they are readj to receive the message 
which we have to give. Vast open doors which we 
have not yet been able to enter lie before us. 

We have sent out 273 missionarieis — - thirty of 
them sent out last year — and they have gathered a- 
round them 531 native helpers, and are training hun- 
dreds of others. The Missionaries reported 3,618 bap- 
tisms last year and will soon report tens of thousands 
of converts each yea,r if the present rapid growth con- 
tinues. There are seven Women's Training Schools 
with 140 students and nine Theological Training 

Schools with 212 students. There are fifteen medical 
missionaries treating many thousands of patients and 
opening the way to the hearts and the homes of mil- 
lions of people. We have seven hospitals and twelve 
dispensaries in which the missionaries assisted by five 
missionary nurses and many native helpers treated 40,- 
716 patients. The printing plants are sending out the 
Bible and millions of pages of religious literature in 
the languages of the people. 

The work has grown so rapidly that it cost last 
year far more than our people were willing to give. If 
we meet the actual necessities of the missions now, 
we must greatly enlarge ou r offering. The total re- 
ceipts for last year were $510,008.97, a small gain 
over the year before. An accumulated debt of $89,6- 
00 now rests upon the work. This should be paid off 



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tliis year. To do so and maintain the work as it now i3 
will require at least $600,000. Will the churches give 
it? It is a condition that calls for greatly enlarged giv- 
ing but it is absolutely imperative unless our people 
are willing to let this great cause suffer. Let us 
raise this amount and even more that we may make 
an advance in the work. 

We recommend: — 1. That all our people help; by 
sympathy and prayer; by subscribing for and reading 
the Foreign Mission Journal; by distributing tracts 
which can be had for the asking; by self-denying sac- 
rifices by all, and by liberal gifts from the wealthy; 
by sending in their gifts now and not waiting for the 
season of pressure in March and April. 2. That we 
solemnly pledge ourselves to do all in our power to 
raise the amount of |1250.00 which has been asked of 
our association this year, and to encourage all our 
churches to adopt the share plan; taking as many 
at $100.00 each, or as many parts of one as possible. 
Respectfully Submitted, 

J. J. HALL. 

Address by Dr. W. H. Smith, of Foregn Mission 
Board at Richmond, Va. Report adopted. 

Dr. R. T. Vann delivers an address on Education. 
Song. Dismissed by Dr. Hall. 

FRIDAY MORNING SESSION. 

According to program the Association re-assembled at 
9:30. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. T. B. Jus- 
tice, reading a part of 14th chapter of John. 

The house was called to order by the moderator. 
Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

We are pleased to report that our Associational Mis- 
sion undertakings during the year just closed ' ave 
been marked by a steady, substantial growth. At two 
points — - Cedar Falls and East Fayetteville — We 
have rendered assistance. Cedar Falls is an organized 
church, and East Fayetteville a mission point. 

At Cedar Falls Rev. W. M. Page has been preaching 



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regularly once a month. A meeting was held in 

September in which the paster was aided by Rev. W. 
O. Johnson. During the year the membership of the 
church has doubled. This church, which had gone 
down and practically given up its work, has now 
bright prospects to become a self-sustaining and ex- 
ceedingly useful church at an early date. 

At East Payetteville the prospects are good. Rev. 
W. E. Dunnegan has preached regularly once a month, 
and since the spring a good Sunday school has been 
kept up. Bro. H. B. Downing is Superintendent. The 
place of meeting, a small rented room, is not well lo- 
cated and is entirely too small. A lot has been pur- 
chased and a comfortable Cliapfl should be erected at 
once. We ask that our chcrches continue their loy- 
al support, that this undertaking may be carried on 
to .1 successful end. 

Our financial report is as f' IJows: 

Receipts Associational Missions. 

Balance from 1910 $ 26.97 

Rec'd from the Churches - 18 6.96. 



Total $213.93. 

Expenditures. 

Paid Rev. W. M. Page --------- $30.00 

Paid Rev. W. E. Dunnegan ------- 50.00 

Paid East Payetteville, 

Rent and Furnishings - - - - - - - 20.50 

Paid Expenses S. S. Con- 
vention ------------ 4.00 

Paid Expenses Postage and 

Printing ------ - 2.8 4 

Paid on Minutes ----------- 2.50 

Total ----------- $109.84 

Balance on hand to date - $104.09 

Receipts East Fayetteville Lot and Building, 
Rec'd from the churches ------- $244.01 

Borrowed from Asso. M. 

Fund ------- 82.74 

Total ------------- $326.75 

Disbursements. 

Paid note and interest in bank for lot- - $326.75 



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You will note that v/e have borrowed from the Mis- 
sion Fund $82.74 to complete payment for the lot- 
This leaves for the present a net balance of $21.35 on 
hand for Associational Missions. 

We urge that the unpaid pledges for the East Fay- 
etteville work be paid in full not later than the next 
Union, so that there may be no delay in pushing this 
promising mission as it should be done. 

We submit to the Association that a competent 
worker would do immense good by visiting our 

churches, Sunday schools, societies nd homes in every 
part o^ the Association, and that under a satisfactory 
arrangement this work would bear rich fruit. 
Respectfully S ubmitted, 

EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

REPORT ON BIBLICAL RECORDER. 

In all the 7 6 years and more since the Biblical Recor- 
der was established by Thomas Meredith, it has never 
more fully filled its mission as the organ of the 
Baptist denomination of North Carolina than it is 
doing today. As an exponent of our Baptist senti- 
ment, faith and practice; as a purveyor of informa- 
tion concerning the life and work of the Baptist 
churches and people of the State; as the standard 
bearer of denominational unity and progress; as a 
preacher of individual righteousness and spiritual 
vigor, the Recorder, under the vigorous and scholarly 
editorship of Brother Hight C. Moore, is maintaining 
a high standard. It merits and has a right to claim 
its own place in the heart and home of every Baptist 
in North Carolina. The service it is rendering the 
denomination in the State can hardly be over-estima- 
ted. 

Under the efficient business management of Broth- 
er J. S. Farmer, himself a minister of the gospel. 
The Biblical Recorder has reached the point where it 
has undertaken to build a home. The Recorder 
building in Raleigh will be a valuable asset to the Bap- 
tist cause in the State and every Baptist family 
should contribute to its erection at least to the ex- 
tent of prompt payment of subscription. 



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The Recorder now has about 14,000 subscribers and 
is steadily growing in strength and usefulness. But 
with all the excellent work of Editor Moore and Man- 
ager Farmer and the use of a building of its own, 
the Recorder can never serve the denomination as 
effectively as it should as long as more than 
two-thirds of our Baptist homes never see 

it, much less read it! It is perhaps a conserva- 
tive estimate that there are 50,000 Baptist homes 
within the bounds of our State Convention, and yet 
The Recorder reaches not over 15,000 of tliem! 

We would recommend that the members of the chur- 
cnes of this Association give to the Recorder a larger 
measure of support and thereby help to enhance its 
usefulness, (1) by seeing that, as nearly as possible, 
It comes into every Baptist home, (2) that it not 
only comes into the home, but is given a thorough 
reading, (3) that each subscription is renewed 
promptly in advance, witliout putting the paper to the 
expense of sending out statements. 

Further, we would recommend that all our pastors 
endeavor to excite interest m the Recorder and lead 
their members to read it by occasionally calling at- 
tention to editorials, news items and articles that 
might prove of interest and profit to them. 

(Our State Convention at Hendersonville last De- 
cember recommended that hereafter the reports on 
periodicals be restricted to the Biblical Recorder 
and that Charity and Children and other Baptist per- 
iodicals be included in the reports and discussions of 
the special work they each represent. Hence only the 
Biblical Recorder is given a place in this report.) 
Respectfully Submitted, 

J. A. PARHAM. 

Spoken to by J. A. Parham, Hight C. Moore, M. L. 
Kesler, M. J. Barker. 

The following resolution was adopted: That churches 
send up sufficient funds to print the minutes and com- 
pensate the clerk, and that money sent up for a 
specific object can not be used for any other purpose. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association came together at 2:30. 



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30 minutes spent in devotional exercise. 

Missionary sermon by Rev. T. B. Justice, from the 
51 and 52 chiapter of Isaiah. 

The report of the Women's Missionary Society was 
read. 

Various remarks. 

Report of committees. 

For Report of Committee on digest- see financial ta- 
ble. 

Delegates to Southern Baptist Convention, J. A. 
Gates, D. C. Rogers. 

Delegates to Baptist State Convention, J. J. Hall, 
W. R. Johnson, H. B. Downing. 

The committee on Constitution reports unfavorable. 

Resolved, that we hereby extend to this church and 
city this expression of our appreciation of their splen- 
did hospitality and kindness to us during this session 
of the Association. 

D. E. MELVIN. 

Song , "Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah." 

Dismissed by Dr. J. J. Hall. 

FRIDAY EVENING SESSION. 

Devotional exercise conducted by J. M. Gibbs, read- 
ing 19 Psalm. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The man whose wisdom has been handed down 
through the ages as a proverb, gave forth this utter- 
ance: "Fools despise wisdom and instruction." That 
education — in the home, in society, in the church 
with its various departments, and in the other educa- 
tional institutions which exist in the world — is un- 
profitable and out of accord with God's plan will be 
maintained by none save the. foolish. 

Your committee" recognized that all the work of 
this body is educational in its intent. That which 

prepares nien for service to humanity and to God- — - 
that develops their possibilities and fits the souls 

for heaven, is education. This report, however, is 
meant to cover only one among the many agencies 
which go to make up true education — namely, our 
schools and colleges. These constitute one of the 
steel links which bind togetheir our educational chain. 

What these institutions are doing for the progress 
of the Kingdom cannot be expressed by tongue or pen; 



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but the visible results which have attended their 

past years and the prospects whicli are theirs for tlie 
victories of the future, should bring forth the best 
there is within us for tjieir maintenance and growth. 

Wake Forest College, with a glorious history of 
more than seventy-five years and a present enroll- 
ment of more than four hundred students, has done, 
and is doing, for humanity and the cause of righteous- 
ness that for which the Baptists of North Carolina 
should never cease to be grateful. Every person who 
nas helped to make possible her past achievements 
has cause to rejoice that he has been permitted to 
sliare in such a work. The same may be said of Mere- 
dith College whose brief history is a record of leaps 
and bounds. Today she stands among the fore- 
front, of the colleges for women throughout the South- 
land. 

Surely these having sons or daughters who are 
prepared for college training can do no better than 
to send them to Wake Forest or Meredith. 

Many secondary schools are under the control of 
our denomination, and aro doing a better grade of 
wotK tlra'i any other o'as-^ of secondary schools in f i-j 
State. The one of most interest to this Association is 
the Dell School at Delway, Sampson county. Our Asso- 
ciation is one of seven that have a claim upon it. 

At present this school is larger than ever before — 
there being 163 students, representing 13 counties. Of 
this number 130 are boarding students and 7 young 
men are preparing themselves to preach the gos- 
pel. With its short laistory of about three years, we be- 
lieve that it has a record for efficiency and growth 
that cannot be surpassed. 

With this incomplete report, your committee wishes 
to urge the following recommendations: 

First, that the unpaid pledges to the Wake Forest 
endowment be paid immediately, so that the money 
promised by the general Educational Board may be 
paid in by Dec. 31st, thus completing the $150,000 en- 
dowment movement. 

Second, that the people rally to the aid of Dr. 

Vann in his efforts to increase the endowment for 
Meredith, thus putting the institution on a more sub- 
stantial financial basis. 



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Third, that every pastor see to it that the claims of 
Dell School be presented to his churches, in 
order tliat the debt may be removed from their hand- 
some building, as was recommended by the Executive 
Board at our last meeting. 

E. I, OLIVE. 

Spoken to by E. I. Olive, C. M. Beach, Dr. Poteat. 

Remarks by Moderator. 

Song, "Onward Christian Soldiers." 

The Association adjourned tc meet Avith the Green 
springs church Wednesday boiore the 3d Sunday in 
Oct. 1912. 

J. J. HALL, Moderator. 
G. B. SESSOMS, Clerk. 



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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 

The Woman's Missionary Union of Cumberland Asso- 
ciation met with Bladen Union church, Sunday, Oct. 
1st, 1911. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Mrs. D. C. Rog- 
ers. Words of welcome were spoken by Miss Alma 
Holland, response by Miss lula Olive. 

The roll of churches called, the constitution read 
and adopted. 

The following committees were appointed nominating 
committee: Mrs. J, L. Holland, Mrs. D. W, Carter, 
Miss Pauline Jones. 

To locate the next session. Miss Annie McArthur, 
Mrs. Oashwell, Miss Willis . 

Orbituaries, Miss .lulia Fisher, Mrs. J. L. Holland. 

Then followed short discussions on how to conduct 
missionary societies. 

Report from Mi,ss Fannie Heck was read, 
AFTERNOON SESSION, 

The meeting re-convened at 1:30. Scripture reading 
by Miss Olive, Mrs. Rogers leading in prayer. 

The following reports were read: 

"Sunbeam Bands," by Miss Alma Holland. 

Tithing, by Miss Pauline Jones. 

Foreign Missions, by Mrs. J. L. Holland. 

Report of Committees, 

Next session to be held with Hope Mills church, 
Oct. 5-6, 1912. 

ftlrs. Annie McArthur was elected vice-president. 

Address by Rev. E. I. Olive. 

Dismissed by E. I. Olive, 

Mrs. E. C. ROGERS, President. 
Mrs, G, T. RACKLEY, Secy. 





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MINUTES 



OF THE 



FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cumberland Association 



HELD WITH 



GREEN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH 



October 16, 17 and 18, 1912 



OFFICERS: 

Rev. W. R. Johnson, Moderator. _ Cedar Creek 

W. O. Johnson, Asst. Moderator _ St. Paub 

G. B. Sessoms, Clerk - . R.F.D. 5, Fayetteville 

J. P. Thames, Treasurer. _ _ R.F.D. 8, Fayetteville 

Time of Next Meeting: 

Next Session will be held with Mt, Gilead Church, Oct. 

15, 16, and 17, 1913 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cumberlaed Association 



HELD WITH 



GREEN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH 



October 16, 17 and 18, 1912 



OFFICERS: 

Rev. W. R. Johnson, Moderator Cedar Creek 

W. O. Johnson, Asst. Moderator St. Pauls 

G. B. Sessoms, Clerk R.F.D. 5, Fayetteville 

J. P. Thames, Treasurer R.F.D. 8, Fayetteville 

Time of Next Meeting: 

Next Session wil! be held with Mt. Gilead Church, Oct. 

15, 16, and l7, 1913 



CHARITY AND CHILXJREN PRESS 
THOMAS VILLE N. C. 



CONSTITUTION. 

Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known as the 
C unterland Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The object of this Association shall be the promotion of 
Christ's Kingdom among men, and the means of accomplishing this 
shall be in strict conformity Avith the New Testament. 

Article 3. This Association shall be composed of delegates chosen 
'jv the churches connected with it, each church being entitled to three 
delegates, and the ordained ministers having care of churches in this 
Association. 

Article 4. The delegates from each church shall bear a letter certi- 
fying their appointment, and giving an account of the condition of 
tlieir church and a statement of all funds contributed to benevolent 
purposes during the year. 

Article 5. The officers of this Association shall be a Moderator, a 
Cilerk and a Treasurer, who shall be annually chosen by ballot fi-ora 
among the members of the churches composing this Association by a 
majority of the members voting, and shall continue in office until their 
successors are elected. 

.4rticle 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preside during 
the deliberations of the body, to enforce an observance of the Consti- 
tution, preserve decorum, appoint committees, decide all questions of 
order, give his opinion on any question under consideration after others 
aic done speaking, and give the casting vote in case of tie. 

Article 7. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to record the proceed- 
ings of each annual session, superintend the printing and distributing 
oT the Minutes among the churches, and he shall be required to keep 
a Tile of the Minutes. 

Article 8. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all funds 
sent up by the churches or collected during the session of this body and 
disburse the same for the objects stated. He shall also make to the 
/association an annual report of the condition of the treasury. 

Article 9. The Association shall appoint an Executive Board of 
seven members, who shall have the superintendence of Associational 
missions and such other objects as may be entrusted to them. They 
shall have power to disburse all sums paid to them by the Treasurer of 
the Association for the objects under their charge, and to collect and 
d'sburse funds for those objects during the intervals between the meet- 
ings of this bodj^ The members of this board shall be answerable to 
tiie Association for their acts, and shall make an annual report to tlie 
Association for their doings. 

Article 10. Any church desiring to become a memT>cr shall present 
hei petition at an annual session of this body, through the delegates 
appointed for that purpose, and if the Association should consent to 



reoeive her, the Moderator shall extend the right hand of fellowship to 
tlie delegates. 

Article 11. The Association shall not maintain fellowship with any 
of the churches which neglect to preserve gospel order, but shall not 
entertain any charge against any churches unless It is brought in 
through a church. 

Article 12. The Association may invite visiting brethren to seats 

and extend to them all the privileges of regular delegates, except that 
of voting. 

Article 13. The annual session of this bodj'' shall commence on 
Wednesday before the third Sabbath in October, at sucti a place as the 
Association may select, 

Article 14. By appointment there shall be preached, at each annual 
sepsion, an Introductoiy and a Missionary sermon. 

Article 15. This constitution may be amended at any annual ses- 
sion by a vote of two-thirds of the membership present. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

J. L. Snyder Fayetteville, N. C. 

\V. R. Johnson Ceciar Creek, N. C. 

J. M. Gibbs Cotton, N. C. 

\^'. A. Humphrey Fayetteville, N. C. 

W. M. Page ".. ... . .j;. Fayetteville, N. C. 

W. E. Dunnagan . . . ]f'-' Fayetteville, N. C. 

E. Lee Fox Stedman, N. C. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

J P. Thames : R. F. D. 8, Fayetteville, N. C. 

D. E. Melvin R. F. D. No. 5, Fayetteville, N. C. 

J. R. Thagard Cedar Creek, N. C. 

D, C. Rog^ers Hope Mills, N. C. 

J. A. Gates Fayetteville, IST. C. 

C. C. Bullard R. F. D. No. 5, Fayetteville, N. C. 

13. B. Downing Cedar Creek, N. C. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

J . A. Gates Fayetteville, N. C. 

E. I. Glive Wade, N. C. 

LIST OF DELEGATES. 

Beaver Dam — Preston Horn. 

Bladen Union — J. L. Holland, A. W. Carrol and Duncan Smith. 

Cape Fear — H. Jones, J. R. Smith and J. P. Thames. 

Cedar Creek— C. McK. Johnson, J. W. Right and J. R. Thagard. 
Cedar Falls — Thomas Lewis, W. A. Warren and W. M. Vvarren. 

Cumberland — N. M. G. Hair, A. J. Bedsole and A. P. Hair. 

Evergreen— V. F. Talley, W. B. Eagley and Matt Eullard. 

Fayetteville — J. A. Gates, D. J. Breece and W. B. Maloy. 

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Second Church, Fayetteville— V. F. Talley, W. B. Eagley and Matt 

Bnllard. 

Green Springs — W. H. Smith, D. M. Canady and J. W. Cashwell. 

Hope Mills— G. W. Singletary, D. A. McNeil and D. A. Trogdon. 
Judson — D. E. Melvin, J. A. Geddie and G. B. Sessoms. 
Lebanon — Albert Beard, D. J. Smith and J. A. Beard. 

Magnolia — E. L. Fox, J. M. Beard and M. J. Jones. 

Manchester — 

Massey Hill — L. F. Page, A. J. Hall and George Autry. 

Mt. Gilead — K. L. Mennett, James Cain and Nedom Hales. 
^It. Pisgah— E. E. Hall, Claud Ellis and C. L. Clark. 
Peter's Creek — 

Pleasant Grove — Piuffin Stricklan, W. H. Downing and D. L. Dowuin.ij. 
Rocflfish— Z. B. Newton, C. H. Ellis, D. C. Rogers. 
Sharon— H. G. Beard, F. H. Horn and J. H. Melvin. 

Shiloh— J. H. McGee, B. W. Butler and H. W. Bedsole. 

Sugg's Grove — R. H. Edge and A. C. Cain. 

Tabernacle — E. F. Jones, W. F. Townsend and F. M. Dees. 

Union Springs — J. L. Allen, Milton Pernell and W. H. Buth-r. 
Green Springs Baptist Church, October 16, 19 1'-. 

Tlie Cumberland Baptist Association met in its fourth annual ses- 
sion at 11 a. m. 

Rev. E. I. Olive preached the introductory sermon. Text, Jsaiiih 
•!!):4. 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association reassembled at 1:30 o'clock, opened with song, Bjo. 

W. ~M. Page leading in prayer. 

The Association was called to order by Rev. W. R. Johnson, Modera- 
tor. 

Roll of churches called and delegates enrolled. 

Petitionary letter from the Second Baptist ChurcTi of Fayetteville 
was brought forward. The church was received and delegates given the 
right hand of fellowship by the Moderator. 

The church letters were called for and read. 

The following officers were elected: 

Moderator — Rev. W. R. Johnson. 

Assistant Moderator — Rev. W. 0. Johnson. 

Clerk — G. B. Sessoms. 

Treasurer — J. P. Thames. 

Address of welcome by W. 0. Johnson, response by J. A. Oates. 

The following committees were appointed during the session: 

Finance Committee — D. J. Breece and J. P. Thames. 

Reading Clerks — W. 0. Johnson and E. I. Olive. 

Committee on Digest — E. I. Olive and M. McArthur. 

To Nominate Executive Board — D. J. Smith and John Fisher. 

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To Ncninate Delegates to Baptist State Conventiou-W. S. 

Framble and E. L. Fox. Pantist Convention— J. A. 

To Nominate Delegates to Southern Baptist Loi 

Gates and J. R. Thagard. ^^^^^^^^_ • 

Program Committee-J. A. Oates ana -"• rp.„„„rd 

Auditing Committee-W. 0. Johnson and J. R. Thagard. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 
Y„„, comuutt.e on Aged Ministerial Belief beg leave to subm.t 

the following report: nro-anized to look after 

The Baptist State Convent.n -sab ad o gan.ed^to^^ ^^^ ^^.^^ 

this business, and it is ^^f j ^ 4f J, .^^tance and they are ready to con- 
i.ters that are in need of then a^^^^*^^^^ '^ ^^ ^ -ed Baptist mmis- 

sider any application made for or m benalt of any » ^.^^.^^_ ^^^.^ 
ter. They have now on their l^^* about tlurty ^^^^^.^_ 

Ire dependent upon the ^^^^^^f^^^^^^f^^rthe Turolies in the Cumber- 
tee be^s leave to be allowed to say P'^^ ^'^J,^' ^l^ig ^reat work. If 
ax'd Association are very negligent m legard to this i ^^^ ^^^^ 

ky could be awakened to ^-^^^l-^^^^^^f^^l^ey would become more in 
done by the old and worn out mimsteis tney 

svm-pathy with this department of oui ^^^olK ^^^^^ ^.^^ ^^.^^ 

■ The old preacher sometimes ^^.^J^'f J^'^^^ tl,e cold charities of this 
in harness, and not to have ^^y^J^" ,^;\!,^er to Goa of your commit- 
unfriendly world. It is «-, desire and pi ay ei to U^^^^^^ y^^ ^^^.^ ^^^^. 
,.^ that there be an awakenm. amon.^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^ 

■ Spoken to by W. M. Page and J. W. Cobb. Adopted. 
The following resolution was adopted: 

Kesolved, That we tjie clmi^es of t - A---rBi^^.'rR.%.a- 
^1-d^: rSS^tw^tilfr tl^; attention of the churches at 

''' ff f^lS^ig brethren were recognized by ^e cliaii^ Re. W R 
Beach, representative of the Biblical Recorder; Rev. J. W. Coob, 
the Robeson Association. 

REPORT ON BIBLICAL RECORDER. 

+!,„ TtiWipal Recorder has answered 

For more than seventy y^^^•^^f ^^^l^^^^Sroihia There are about 

in every call of the denommation m Noitl ^Jiouna ^^^.^._ 

.event/-five thousand B^P^^^^ limn^^/J^J^^^ ^;^'^''6oi;;ntio^n. For good 
teen thousand of these receive the o^g^" of our ^^^^ ^^^^^.^ 

and great as its power "ow is it ^an never ^^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ 

oreater number of our homes ^Pf " f ^""/^°l' ' esent subscribers to do 
visits. We would urge the pastors and an prese ^^^ ^^^ 

idr utmost to double its -ff^^^^^^ ^^ tie be^^ause Ve are morally 
uroe its merits of patronage befoie our people, ^^ ^ BEACH. 

"''^?^^n'?o'by Rev. W. R. Beach, J. L. Holland and D. E. Melvin. 
''^'of motion the Association adjourned until 9:30 o'clock Thursday 



morning. 



THURSDAY MORNING SESSION. 

The Association reassembled at 9:30 o'clock. Devotional exercises 
were condncted by Rev. E. Lee Fox, reading the second chapter of 
James. 

Association was called to order by the Moderator. 

The minutes of yesterday Avere read and approved. 

Churches not represented yesterday were called, letters read and 

delegates enrolled. 

Brethren Archibald Johnson, of the Orphanage; E. L. Middleton, 
Sunday school secretary, and A. S. Johnson, of the Robeson association, 

were recognized; C. H. Durham, of Lumberton, and C. M. Beach, of 

Dell School, were recognized. 

Song, "I Love to Tell the Story." 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We find authority for Sunday Schools in C4od's word. The fact 
that a Sunday School with good organization, equipment and teaching 
is sure to become efficient in winning souls for God and in developing 
tliem for His use, is proof of God's favor and blessings. The reason is 
not far to see. God could not expect us to work intelligently and suc- 
cessfully for Him without knowing His will concerning us, and the 
Sunday School affords the best of opportunities for teaching the Word. 

The Sunday School work of the State is hopeful. There seems to 
be a steady, healthful growth. Since 1905 we have grown from 1,290 
schools to 1,858 in 1911 — a gain of 568, or 44 per cent, in six years. 
Since March, 1912, about 70 new schools have been organized. It is 
probable a few of the old ones have been discontinued, During the 
same six years the membership has grown from 104,534 to 174.384 — a 
gain of 69,750, or 67 per cent. There now seems to be about 125 
cliurches without schools. It seems it is practically impossible to secure 
scliools in some of these. 

The normal training is exceedingly hopeful. XeaiTy 2,000 were en- 
rolled in North Carolina during the last Southern Baptist Convention 
> ear. The special campaign for this work is now on. An effort is 
being made to enlist at least 1,200 during September and October. 

The Sunday Schools of this Association are in a hopeful condition. 
Ii; the State the ratio of Sunday School enrollment to church member- 
bljip is 76 to 100. In the Cumberland Association it :s 77 to 100. If we 
would make our Sunday Schools as large as our cnurches we would 
add 700 to the schools. This condition has been reached in four Asso- 
ciations and in over 500 churches in the State. 

As a policy for next year we would recommend the following : 

1. The organization of our Sunday School forces into a convention 
with needed officers and committees to advance the work. We wish 
to commend to all our churches such an organization in this Associa- 
tion. We want its executive committee to co-operate with the State 
fr.iinfhiy School committee and secretary. 

2. A vigorous campaign to enlist inore of our church members and 
others not reached for the Sunday School. A religious census will 
greatly aid in this. 

3. The organization of normal classes for the training of our of- 
ficers and teachers. 

4. The co-operation with other associations in supporting Sunday 



School missions by taking in our Sunday Scliools at least one collec- 
tion a year for tiiis object. 

5. More definite plans for making our schools evangelistic. These 
ouglit to become great soul-saving agencies. 

Respectfully submitted. 

D. C. ROGERS, 

E. L. MIDDLETON, 

Committee. 
Address by E. L. Middleton. Report adopted. 

KEPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

From the urgent and frequent appeals for money which it seems 
necessary to make for State Missions, there is the danger that some 
■will get the impression that the supreme end to be reached is to raise 
a certain amoimt of money to meet our obligations at the State Con- 
vention. For this reason your committee wishes to show in this report 
that the results of State Mission work are of more value than any 
amount of money, and are "more lasting than bronze." 

To quote from Bro. Livingston Johnson: "Money is material and 
jH'rishable, but in the Avonderful economy of grace, God has so ordained 
it that we can take this commodity which is material and perishable 
and secure with it results that are spiritual and eternal; and by a wise 
investment of money in the things of the kingdom, we can 'lay up 
treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not corrupt, and where 
thieves do not break through nor steal." Treasure that will last when 
bank stock, factory stock and every other kind of earthly richer is 
gone and forgotten." 

While we are dutj' bound to raise the money Avhich we promised 
through our delegates to the Convention, let us not make this alone the 
object of our efforts for State Missions. If raising i;ioncy and averting 
debts are our chief objects, the claims of State Missions are. not worvli 
presenting. 

Lut let us weigh some of the results. Our workers on tiie iiehl 
number 153. During the last year there were 351 points supplied, 22S 
meetings held, 2,832 professions of faith, 1,921 baptisms, und 1.427 
a(klcd by letter. There were 55 church houses being built and 14 I'nished 
last year. These mission points contributed to the supporr of their pas- 
tors more than $25,000; to church building, more t^.an !p32.('i)(); to tlie 
oljjects of the Convention, nearly $11,000. A grand :otal of $68,6()4.58. 
We expended in the work of State Missions last year $46,531.01. I'here- 
fore, the mission points paid back to the denomination $22,133.47 mora 
than we expended in State Missions last year. If we cleuu.ct the amount 
j.aid for the support of their pastors, and only count tlie vnoiiey 'whidi 
adds to our permanent denominational wealth, the mrsslon points come 
within $2,598.48 of paying back every cent that we investerl in State 
Missions. 

Eut let us not stop in our estimate of the results obtained v, it!) 
tlie mere writing of figures. Quoting from our secretary again: '"'God 
only knows the more numerous and far more impoiVtinL results. J.idg- 
ing the future by the past, we may suppose that among those brougiit 
to Christ last year there are some who will enricii our aenouiination by 
lives of useful and conspicuous service. The jojr that was brought to 
tiiousands of hearts and tliat made the arches of heaven ring by the 
regeiieration of souls on the mission fields, we cannot put down in cold 
type. The high and holy aspirations created in many a heart, the 
moral uplift given to many a community, the waves or influence set in 



notion that must go on through all time and break upon the farthest 
shores of eternity are some of the invisible results." 

Because of the fact that we are in an enterprise of such tremendous 
importance, your committee wishes to recommend most heartily that 
the churches co-operate with our State Board, and that every worthy 
effort be made to raise the amount we have promised before the 30th 
of November. As a means for helping to do this, we sincerely recom- 
mend that the plan of holding a Rally Day on the fourth Sunday in 
October, at the first regular preaching Sunday thereafter, for the cause 
of State Missions, as suggested by Bro. Johnson, be 07)served by all our 
churches. Respectfully submitted, 

E. I. OLIVE. 

On motion the address on State Missions by Rev. C. H. Durham was 

construed a compliance for the missionary sermon. Report adopted. 

A cash collection of $20.95 was taken for State Missions. 
The following resolution was adopted: 

Whereas, The system of pledging is becoming obsolete and is giv- 
ing away to the more systematic plan of apportioning, therefore be it 
resolved : 

1. That this Association shall adopt the plan of apportioning 
among the churches the amounts they shall be expected to contribute 
to the different objects of the convention. 

2. That a committee of three shall be appointed by the Associa- 
tion, whose duty it shall be to prepare a table of apportionment among 
the churches. 

3. That the above-named table shall be inserted in the minutes in 
the place occupied by the table of pledges. 

The committee on apportionment are as follows: Brethren J. P. 

Thames, J. R. Thagard and D. J. Breece. 
Various announcements and remarks. 

Song, "Praise God, From Whom All Blessing Flow." 

Dismissed by Rev. C. H. Durham. 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association convened at 1:30 o'clock, opened with song, Bro. 
Dunnegan leading in prayer. 

The house was called to order by Assistant Moderator Rev. W. O. 
Johnson. 

The apportionment plan was discussed. Remarks by C, H. Dur- 
ham, L. B. Newton, W. B. Maloy, C. Johnson and others. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

There are 400 children at the Orphanage. It requires $100 a year 
to maintain a child at the Orphanage. This, however, covers not only 
the board and clothing of the children, but the salaries of the employes 
and the general expenses of the institution. 

Since our last Association met a magnificent girt has come to the 
Orphanage. It consists of 1.200 acres of land in Lenoir county, and 
tl.e generous givers are Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Kennedy, whose names 
will be forever enshrined in tlie aft'ections of the denomination. 

A movement is on foot to equip the splendid property. Good pro- 
gress has been made, but it will be at least a year before the doors can 
be opened. When they do open it means the admission of at least 100 
more children. 

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D. E. Melvin announced that he would subscribe for the Foreign 
Mission Journal. 

Dismissed by M. Cashwell. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association reassembled at 1:30 o'clock. After a song service 
Bro. Miles Melvin led the Association in prayer. 

The house was called to order by the Moderator. 

The following was adopted. 

Whereas, The question of changing the time of meeting has come 
before the Association and no definite action has been taken thereon, 

Resolved, That the churches comprising the Cumberland Association 
be requested to instruct their delegates to the next Association how to 
vote on the following resolution: 

Resolved, That Article thirteen of the Constitution be amended by 
striking out October and inserting November in line three thereof. 

ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

Mission work is being done in our Association under the direction 
of your executive committee as follows: 

At East Fayetteville thei-e has been a neat house of worship 
erected, and an organization effected that is steadily growing. They 
liave a thrifty Sunday School that is doing great good In that part of 
the town. Bro. J. W. Cobb is their pastor at present, Bro. E, I. Olive 
having resigned early in the year. The church has been named Second 
Baptist Church of Fayetteville. 

At Cedar Falls Bro. W. M. Page has been doing splendid work. The 
church there is beginning to stand up and live, having had during the 
.summer a gracious revival — thirteen additions to the church. The work 
there is more hopeful than ever before. 

Sister lula Olive has done good and efficient work under the execu- 
tive committee from this Association, having visited most of the 
churches in our bounds. Her work needs no comment, as it is fresh 
in the minds of the brethren at present. 

At Manchester and vicinity there is need of the gospel being 
preached. There is a real destitution; possibly ten miles square, that 
never hears a sermon, as the Baptist preach and believe. There has 
been at Manchester a Baptist church, but they are at present without 
a pastor and in a very weak condition. Your committee would recom- 
mend that we take definite steps to occupy this needed field. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. DUNNAGAN. 

Remarks by D. E. Melvin, T. B. Newton and W. 0. Johnson. Re- 
port adopted. 

TEMPERANCE REPORT. 

Not only the intemperate use of spirituous liquors, but the use of 
it at all has aroused in the minds and hearts of the Lliristian people no 
little anxiety. It is evidently true that it alfects not only the individual 
himself, but the educational facilities of our land, the family circle, the 
worshiping and serving of God; and deals a deadly blow to the uplift 
of the social, political and religious world. 

The liquor traific fills graves with suicides, graves with murdered 
wives and our orphanages with helpless and homeless children; it 
makes starving mothers and children and in remuneration for the two 

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billion dollars Avrung from the hands of toil annually, it gives to this 
nation alone five thousand suicides, ten thousand murcrers, three thou- 
sand murdered wives, one hundred thousand orplians, one hundred 
thousand paupers, one hundred thousand criminals, one hundred thou- 
sand fallen boys and girls and one hundred thousand men and women 
who fill the graves of drunkards. Therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we, the Cumberland County Association, in behalf 
of sufl'ering humanity and the youth of our land, place our lives between 
the liquor traSic and the home, and heed no weariness until the reform 
is heard from the press, the platform, the pulpit, from the prayer meet- 
ing, the ballot bos and from every patriarch who loves his country, and 
from every Christian who loves his God, and it be lifted by a marshaled 
host as a banner and under its folds march to a free ballot box and 
bury beyond resurrection the saloon and the whole Union becomes a 
citadel of sobriety and the national name be purged of this great shame, 
and the banner be the emblem of hope for all mankind as it floats over 
a sober, free and happy people. D. J. BREECE. 

Remarks by E. I. Olive. Report adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES. 

Report of Finance Committee adopted. 

Report of Treasurer. 

Report of Auditing Committee. 

Delegates to Baptist State Convention as folloAvs : J. A. Oates, 
D C. Rogers and J. P. Thames. 

Delegates to Southern Baptist Convention: H. B. Downing-, E. I. 
Olive. 

On motion the Clerk was allowed $10.00 for his services. 
After singing "Blest be the Tie That Binds," the Association ad- 
journed to meet with the church at Mt. Gilcad Wednesday before the 
third Sunday in October, 1913. 

Dismissed by Rev. E. I. Olive. 

W. 0. JOHNSOIS-, Moderator. 

G. B. SESSOMS, Clerk. 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 

The Woman's Missionary Union of Cumberland Association met 

with Hope ills church October 5-6, 1912. 

Saturday, 7:30 p. m., sermon by Rev. C. H. Durham, Lumberton, 

N. C. 

Sunday. 9:30 a. m., devotional exercises conducted by Miss Blanche 
Earrus, Raleigh, N. C. 

The following committees were appointed: 

Nominating Committee — Mrs. Z. B. Xewton, Mrs. X. E. Youngblood, 
Mrs. J. P. Coats. Miss Ruth Jones and Floy Fisher. 

To Locate the next Session — Miss Emma Cashwell, Miss McArthur 
and Mrs. Ellis. 

Obituaries — Mrs. B. F. Beasley, Miss Ethel Hall and Miss Annie 
McArthur. 

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Literature — Misses Gertrude Fisher, Aunie Jones and Elvira Lanier. 
Then followed the different discussions on "Our Duty to the Negro," 

"What Shall We Give to God, "Personal Service," "Foreign Missions." 
and "Program Making." 

"Our Missionary Institute and Responsibility of the Woman's Mis- 
sionary Society for the Junior Societies," by Misses Olive, Barrus, Mc- 
Arthur, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. I. P. Hedgepeth, the Sunbeam Leader, Lum- 
berton. N. C, and Mrs. R. P. Caldwell, president of the eastern division 
of the W. il. N. in North Carolina. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The meeting reconvened at 1:30 o'clock. Song by audience. Prayer 
by Mrs. Leasky- 

The rol; of th.e c!ii'.i'"hes and Sunbeams called. Then short discus- 
sions on p'^-.-faonai service by Misses Olive and Peterson. The Y. "W. C. 
A. by Miss Emina Cash well. 

"The Standa)-d of Excellence," hy Miss Barrus ; "Home Missions," 
by Mrs. Fisher, of Fayotteville; "Last, But Not Least," "Our Plans 
for the Year," by Miss Olive, after which she called on the Union to 
f-ee how many were willing to send one pupil in the ioreign field to 
school. 

Miss Gertrude Fisher and Mrs. Fisher, of Fayetteville, each agreed 

to send one. Rockfish and Cape Fear to support a i3ible Avoraan each. 
Other societies to bring the matter before their next meeting. 

Then came the election of officers and place of next meeting. 
Mrs. Rogers, vice-president; Mrs. Rackley, secretary and treasurer; 

Miss Inla Olive, Sunbeam leader. 

The next session to be held with Green Springs church the first 
Sunday in October, 1913, and Saturday evening before. 

MRS. ROGERS, Vice-President. 

Mrs. G. T. RACKLEY, Secretary and Treasurer, 





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A debt hangs over the orphanage and we hope ro wipe it out on 
Thanksgiving day; but we urge every church in this Association to 
arrange to hold a service on the last Thursday in November and take up 
a thank offering for the Orphanage. 

More than 600 Baptist Sunday Schools are now sending twelve col- 
lections a year to the Orphanage. We commend this plan to all our 
Sunday Schools. 

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to save. It is under the good hand of God, making men and women 
out of those who without its aid would be cast attrift, helpless and 
hopeless, in a friendless world. 

Every Sunday School ought to take a club of Charity and Children. 

A. JOHNSON. 

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For Committee. 

On motion, the Moderator was excused for the remainder of the 

session. 

REPORT OF EDUCATIVE BOARD. 

At the close of another year we come to make report of the Asso- 
ciational mission work. It has been a good year and the prospects are 
bright ahead. 

The Board has rendered assistance at two points, Cedar Falls and 
the Second Baptist Church, Fayetteville, generally known as Campbell- 
ton. At both these points we have assisted in marntaining monthlj' 
preaching, and at the latter place we have built at your direction an 
attractive, commodious and worthy house of worship. 

At Cedar Falls the membership has increased this year from 10 
to 29, 11 of this increase being by baptism. This bids fair to soon be 
a strong church. They have a Sunday School of 84. 

In the early summer the Second Baptist Church was organized in 
the new building, the Campbellton, and now has 24 members and a 
Sunday School of 144. 

Our financial report is as follows: 

Receipts. 

Balance from 1911 $ 26.79 

Eeceived from Churches and Sunday Schools and Woman's 

Missionary Societies 648.94 

Borrowed at 6 per cent, interest 450.00 

Total $1,125.73 

Disbursements. 

Paid contractor for church building $ 675.00 

Paid for seats 100.00 

I'aid for stove 8.95 

Paid for interest 2.50 

Paid for insurance 4.25 

Paid for postage and printing and programs 8.49 

Paid for lumber (Campbellton) 5.00 

Paid to Rev. E. I. Olive 25.00 

Paid Miss Olive 125.71 

Paid Rev. W. M. Pasje 45.50 

Paid Rev. J. W. Cobb 16.67 

Paid Rev. R. W. Howell 5.00 

Total $1,022.07 

Balance on hand to be applied on notes 103.60 

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The outstanding liabilities on the Second Church is $39.00 open ac- 
count and $450.00, which is represented by three notes bearing 6 per 
cent, interest. The churches have responded nobly this year and we 
look confidently to their wiping out this indebtedness during the com- 
ing year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 
Remarks by J. A. Gates. 

On motion the following was adopted: 

The Association does hereby instruct the Executive Board to ap- 
portion the amount of $600 for x\ssociational Missions among the 
churches of the Association, to be paid during the Associational year. 

EDUCATION. 

Service of some kind, almost without exception, is the aim of 
every individual. To fit the individual for that service requires training. 
Baptists should be the strongest champions of education. Their very 
policy, the purest form of democracj', makes it a personal responsi- 
bility of the gravest importance, and emphasizes the fact of fostering 
scliools and colleges as efficient means of equipment. 

It seems to be the universal opinion that no one should lack the nec- 
essarj' education to render him a useful member or society; it would 
seem equally self-evident that no one should have less than the high- 
est and best training possible to fit him for fulfilling a mission of ser- 
vice. All true education is necessarily practical. Trained minds are 
the products of the various successful avocations today. To meet this 
demand for higher education we have Wake Forest college Avith a glo- 
rious record for more than three-quarters of a century to supply tlie 
needs of training for our young men ; and Meredith college, though 
young, but great in achievements, to meet the wants of Christian edu- 
i:ation for our young women. We also have other splendid colleges, 
and many secondary schools which should appeal to our patronage. 
Dell School, in Sampson county, appeals to us worthily for patronage. 
Our Association is one of seven which claims it. In a few years it 
has won great things for Cliristian education, and no period in its his- 
tory is more prosperous as now. The greatest present need of the 
school is a loan fund to enable boys and girls without means to make 
a start to get proper training for life. If our sysrem of secondary 
schools is to succeed as it should, we must of necessity look well to 
this part of the work. God is marvelously blessing and prospering 
Baptist people. Out of gratitude to him we should make it possible 
for our poor, but ambitious, young men and women to take the train- 
ing that will enable them to fill a broad place in his kingdom. We 
recommend that this Association take pledges for this purpose. One- 
third to be used for current expenses and two-thirds for loan fund. One 
of the prime objects for establishing Wake Forest college was to edu- 
cate young men for the ministry. There are about eighty ministerial 
stiulents at the college this session. Many of them are dependent upon 
the Board of Education for help to defray their expenses. What will 
we do to aid those who are preparing for more efficient serA'ice in the 
Master's kingdom ? Let us supply their needs. 

E. L. FOX. 

Remarks by E. L. Fox. 

Address by C. M. Beach. 

The Association adjourned until 9:30 o'clock Fridaj^ morning. Dis- 
missed by E. L. Middleton. 

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FRIDAY MORNING SESSION. 
The Association convened at 9:30. Fifteen minutes spent in devo- 
tional exercise. 

Association called to order by Assistant Moderator. 
Minutes of Thursday read and approved. 

The subject of education was again brought before the house. 
On motion the following resolution was adopted: 

The Association will strive to raise one hundred dollars for the Dell 
School. 

J. P. Thames elected to Board of Directors. 

i^m,, REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

■ ^W The work of Home Missions is a work which is experiencing growth 
jind calling for new demands. More than three-fourths of the people of 
the United States are members of no evangelical ^denomination what- 
ever. 

Our many and varied industries, together with the untold possibili- 
ties for material growth in many ways, make our country a place 
much sought after by the foreigner who is seeking an easier place for 
making money. A large majority of these people who come to our 
country are either Roman Catholics or those Avhom the Catholics can 
easily mislead. We have the truth to give to those misinformed for- 
eigners vrho come to our shores, and to withstand the awful calamities 
which would result from the domination of Roman Catholicism. 

Tslany dangers confront lis today, and it requires notiiing .short of 
the pure Christian heroism on the part of those who name the name of 
Christ to meet these dangers and win the victory for our Lord and 
King. We have the truth, and the truth will prevail; but it has never 
prevailed except as it has been lived for and sacrificed for in the lives 
of those who hold it. 

The work of Home Missions is that which lies within the bounds 
of the Southern Baptist Convention. This includes nearly all the South- 
ern States, together with the island possessions and dependencies in the 
southern part of our country. The population of all these places is 
rapidljf growing, calling for new work on the part of the Home Board. 
Some one has predicted that within the space of twenty-five years that 
America will be the greatest field for missionary eneTeavor on the face 
vi the earth, because of the incoming flood of immigrants. Be this as 
it may. the work is growing at a rapid rate, and we must take and 
keep our country for our King! Respectfully submitted, 

E. I. OLIVE. 

Spoken to by Rev. W. 0. Johnson. Report adopted. 

On motion the next session of the Association was located. The 
Association voted by ballot. Mt. Gilead was elected the home of the 
next session of the Association. 

The following was adopted: 

Whereas, There is a need for our churches to be better informed 
in regard to all our mission work, and, whereas, there is a need for 
;nore system on the part of our churches in thfir contributions to mis- 
sions, be it 

Resolved, That the Jloderator be instructed to appoint a committee 
of tliree for the purpose of arranging, if possible, I'or a mission can- 
'■?ss of our Association, as has been conducted by some of the Associa- 
tions with such marked success. E. I. Oi-iIVE. 

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The above committee is: E. I. Olive, J. A. Gates and John McMil- 
lan. 

FOREIGN MISSION REPORT. 

The greatest problem confronting the modern cliurch is the prob- 
lem of world-wide missions. The activities of the kingdom in our day- 
may be summed up in one word, "Evangelization." This good day 
dawned in the cobble shop of the immortal Carey. He was the pioneer 
in modern missionary endeavor. The echoes of his famous sermon on 
Is. 54:2 have never died and never will die. Carey was sneered at as a 
'■'consecrated cobbler," going on a fool's errand, but that Baptist cobbler 
put shoes on the Gospel that caused it to make its way Into all lands. 
He originated the first missionary society and became its first mission- 
ary. This was the dawn of modern missions. From tlie beginning of 
the fourth century to the end of the eighteenth century the Christian 
world forgot to evangelize. There were sixteen silent centuries, during 
which time Christianity lost the land in which it was cradled. But 
H-ith the nineteenth, the church awoke to a sense of its duty and re- 
sponsibility as regards the evangelization of the Avorld. The nine- 
teenth century was a period of preparation. The twentieth is the period 
of execution. The supreme obligation of the past century has become 
the supreme opportunity of the present. The mighty slogan of the 
present day church is: "The evangelization of the world in this gener- 
ation." Tlie glorious purpose which was conceived In the Haystack 
prayer meeting of 1806, was not conceived by religious fanatics. It is 
possible for the church of God to realize in our day tlie fullfillment of 
this glorious dream of a by-gone age. In round numbers there are 
J .500.000.000 people in the world; of this number two-thirds are non- 
Christian. The Christian church has the greatest opportunity to lead 
the world to Christ it has ever had in the history of the world. We 
have reached "Kades-Barnea." Vast open doors lie before us. "China, 
with 440,000.000 of people, is passing through a marvelous transforma- 
iion. Now is the time to give these millions the gospel. Japan is 
leading the Orient. Shall we lead Japan to Christ? Tuohammedanism 
tlireatens to submerge Africa. Shall we turn back the tide by the 
power of the gospel? South America, Mexico and Italy are sick and 
tired of Romanism. They are ready to receive th6 message we have 
to give. Truly "we are living in a grand and awful time, in an age 
on ages telling to be living is sublime." If we slight the great oppor- 
tunity we have today we shall not be worthy of tlie name we bear. 
]May we be able to catch the vision splendid and meet our responsibili- 
ties like Christian heroes. The "day of small things" now belongs to 
the last. When God thinks, he thinks in planets, and the men and 
women who are to succeed in the conquest of the world for Christ must 
liave empires in their brains. We recommend: 

1. That all our pastors read "The Pastor and Modern Missions." 

2. That we urge the members of our churches to subscribe to the 
loreign Mission Journal. 

3. That we inaugurate a system of giving in every church. 

4. That we solemnly pledge ourselves to do all in our power to 
raise the amount which has been asked of our Association this yea.r 

5. That we pray for the success of those who are at the front, 
on the far-flung battle line. Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN M. GIBBS. 
Address by E. I. Olive. 

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MINUTES 



of the 



Fifth Annual Session 



of the 



Cumberland Association 



held with 



Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 
October 15, 16 and 17, 1913 



OFFICERS 

J. A. Oates, Moderator Fayetteville 

W. O. Johnson, Vice-Moderator St. Pauls 

G. B. Sessoms, Clerk Fayetteville, R.F.D. No. 5 

J. P. Thames, Treasurer Fayetteville, R.F.D. No. 8 



Time of next meeting ; Cape Fear, October 14, 15, 16, 1914 
Judge Printing Co., Fayetteville, N. C. 



CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known as the 
Cumberland Baptist Association. 

Art. 2. The object of this Association shall be the promotion of 
Christ's Kingdom among men, and the means of accomplishing this shall be 
in strict conformity with the New Testament. 

Art, 3. This Association shall be composed of delegates chosen by the 
churches connected with it, each church being entitled to three delegates, 
and ordained ministers having care of churches in the Association, and 
members of the executive board and ordained ministers having their mem- 
barship in churches belonging to the Association and living within the 
bounds thereof. 

Art. 4. The delegates from each church shall bear a letter certifying 
their appointment, and giving an account of the condition of their church 
and a statement of all funds contributed to benevolent purposes during the 
year. 

Art. 5. The officers of this Association shall be a Moderator, a Clerk 
and Treasurer, who shall be annually chosen by ballot from among the 
members of the churches composing this Association by a majority of the 
members voting, and shall continue in office until their successors are 
el2cted. 

Art. 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preside during the de- 
liberation of the body, to enforce an observance of the Constitution, pre- 
serve decorum, appoint committees, decide all questions of order, give his 
opinion on any question under consideration after others are done speaking, 
and give the casting vote in case of tie. 

Art. 7. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to record the proceedings of 
each annual session, superintend the printing and distributing of the Min- 
utes among the churches, and he shall be required to keep a file of the 
Minutes. 

Art. 8. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all funds sent 
up by the churches or collected during the session of this body and disburse 
the same for the objects stated. He shall also make to the Association an 
annual report of the condition of the treasury. 

Art. 9. The Association shall appoint an Executive Board of seven 
members, who shall have the superintendence of Associational missions and 
such other objects as may be entrusted to them. They shall have power to 
disburse all sums paid to them by the Treasurer of the Association for the 
objects under their charge, and to collect and disburse funds for those ob- 
jects during the intervals between the meetings of this body. The mem- 
bers of this board shall be answerable to the Association for their acts, and 



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shall make an annual report to the Association for their doings. 

Art, 10. Any church desiring to become a member shall present her 
petition at an annual session of this body, through the delegates appointed 
for that purpose, and if the Association shall consent to receive her, the 
Moderator shall extend the right hand of fellowship to the delegates. 

Art. 11. The Association shall not maintain fellowship with any of 
the churches which neglect to preserve gospel order, but shall not en- 
tertain any charge against any church unless it is brought in through a 
church. 

Art. 12. The Association may invite visiting brethren to seats and 
extend to them all the privileges of regular delegates, except that of voting. 

Art. 13. The annual session of this body shall commence on Wednes- 
day before the third Sabbath in October, at such a place as the Association 
may select. 

Art. 14. By appointment there shall be preached, at each annual ses- 
sion, an Introductory and a Missionary sermon. 

Art. 15. This constitution may be amended at any annual session by 
a vote of two-thirds of the membership present. 



Ordained Ministers 

J. L. Snyder Fayetteville 

W. R. Johnson Cedar Creek 

W. A. Humphrey Hope Mills 

W. M. Page Fayetteville 

W. E. Dunnagan Fayetteville 

E. Lee Fox Stedman 



Executive Board 

J. p. Thames Fayetteville, R. F. D. 8 

D. E. Melvin Fayetteville, R F. D. 5 

J. R. Thagard Cedar Creek 

D. C. Rogers Hope Mills 

J. A. Oates Fayetteville 

C. C. BuUard Fayetteville,R.F.D. 5 

H. B. Downing _ Cedar Creek 



Sunday Scliool Committee 

J. A. Oates Fayetteville 

E. I. Olive Hope Mills 



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List of Delegates 

Beaver Dam — L. H. Gardner, P. P. Home, Annie Hales, 

Beulah— D. K. Mintz, L. G. Wethers, C. M. Lee. 

Bladen Union— W. C. Riddle, J. E. Willis, N. H. Johnson. 

Cape Fear— H. L. Tolar, F. A. Marsh, G. L. Breece. 

Cedar Creek — D. U. Downing, McK. Johnson, W. H. Covington. 

Cedar Falls — W. M. Warren, M. M. Strickland, Jno. Ivey. 

Cumberland Union — Rowland Hall, Marcus Hair, A. J. Bedsole. 

Evergreen — 

Fayetteville, 1st— E. L. Hall, D. J. Breece, J. W. Tomlinson. 

Fayetteville, 2nd— H. B. Downing, C. C. Bullard, V F. Talley. 

Green Springs— J. H, Smith, D. R. Thagard, J. D. McMillan. 

Hope Mills— R. C. Melvin, J. W. Grimes, D. W. Trogdon. 

Judson— D. D. Nunnerv, J. T. Olphin, S. M. Cain. 

Lebanon — Lounie Williford, Henry Beard, D. J. Smith. 

Manchester — R. P. Howard. 

Magnolia— A. J. Strickland, W. E. Strickland, H. H. Bryant. 

Massey Hill- J. A. Hair, F. M. Barrett, J. T. Hair. 

Mt. Gilead— C. S. Bennett, J. R. Luther, H. M. Fillyaw. 

Mt. Pisgah — A. A. Cain, L. J. McLean, J. A. Henderson. 

Pleasant Grove— C. J. Smith, Ruffin Strickland, E. H. Bullard. 

Peters Creek — 

Rockfish— Z. B. Newton, C. H, Eddie, D. C. Rogers. 

Sharon— G. H, Beard. D. M. Beard, J. H. Melvin. 

Shiloh— 

Stedman— J. B. Bryant, J. H. Bryant, E. L. Fox. 

Suggs' Grove— R. H. Edge, A. C. Cain. 

Tabernacle— E. F. Jones, W. A. West, W. F. Townsend. 

Union Springs — W. H. Butler, J. L. Allen, J. A.. Dean. 



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PROCEEDINGS 



Mt. Gilead Church, Cumberland County, 

October 15th, 1913. 

The Fifth Annual Session of the Cumberland Baptist 
Association was held with the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 
Cumberland County. 

The opening address was delivered by Rev. E. L. Middle- 
ton, subject — "Service" 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Association reassembled at 1:30 o'clock. Devotional 
exercises conducted by Rev. W. M. Page. 

The body was called to oider by the Vice-Moderator 
Rev. W. O. Johnson. 

Roll of churches called. 16 churches represented. 

The following churches were admitted into the Asso- 
ciation: Stedman and Beulah. Delegates were given 
right hand of fellowship by the Moderator. 

At the request of the Moderator church letters were 
brought forward, read, and delegates enrolled ; petitionary 
letters tabled. 

The rules of constitution were suspended and the fol- 
lowing officers were elected by acclamation : 

Moderator — ^J. A. Oates. 

Vice-Moderator— W. O. Johnson. 

Clerk — G. B. Sessoms. 

Treasurer — ^J. P. Thames. 

The following Committees were appointed by the 
Moderator during the session : 

Reading Clerks — F. R. Hall, C. S. Bennett. 

Committee on Finance— V. F. Talley, M. M. Strickland. 

To Nominate Executive Board — G. T. Rackley, C. S. 
Bennett, E. L. Hall, J. H. Smith, C. McK. Johnson, J. Ivey. 

Auditing Committee— D.J. Breece, D. A. Beard. 

To Nominate Delegates to the Convention — C. C. Bul- 
lard, J. W. Tomlinson. 

Program Committee— J. S. Snyder, J. R. Thaggard, G. 
B. Sessoms. 



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Appointment Committee— J. P. Thames, W. O. Johnson, 
D. J. Breece. 

Report on Sunday Schools 

The Sunday School work is one of the most fruitful 
works in which the church of God can engage. And since 
that is true it deserves the best of our time and talent. 
Not all of us are called into the active preaching of the 
Gospel, but the Sunday School opens up a work for the 
Master in which we can all engage, and thereby fill the 
years with fruitful service, and gain for ourselves crowns 
of righteousness. 

Our work in this Association is doing well but we are 
not doing the best we can. 

At our last Association it was pointed out that we must 
add 700 to the schools in our Association to make our 
schools as large as our churches. This could and ought to 
be done, and I trust we will equip ourselves for the task 
and work with might and main, looking ever to Jesus, he'll 
carry us through. 

We would insist that every school in our Association 
send delegates to our Convention at Pleasant Grove next 
April with complete reports of membership and work done, 
collections, methods, etc. 

Let our schools keep before them the one idea that we 
are workers together with liim who loved us ; and if we 
would do God's work we must know what God wants done 
and how to do it. Then it behooves us to learn more of 
His will concerning us. 

As a policy for next year we would recommend the fol- 
lowing: ' : 

1. A vigorous campaign to enlist more of our church 
members and others not reached for the Sunday 
School. A rehgious census followed by grading the school 
will greatly aid in this. 

2. The organization of Teacher Training Classes for 
officers and teachers. These may pursue the Normal 
Course or the Reading Course. Free literature will explain 
both courses. 

3. The co-operation with other associations in support- 
ing Sunday School Missions by putting this fund on same 
basis as the other mission and benevolent objects of the 
Convention. The Sunday Schools, however, ought to meet 
this obligation. 

4. More definite plan§ for making our schools evangel- 



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istic. These ought to become great soul-saving agencies. 
Every unsaved member of our classes ought to be brought 
to a saving knowledge of Jesus. 

5. That our officers and teachers secure literature on 
the various phases of up-to-date Sunday School work. This 
will be furnished free by our Sunday School Secretary. 

F. R. Hall, Fayetteville, N. C. 

Spoken to by F. R. Hall, E. L. Middleton. Report 
adopted. 

Brethren C. M. Beach, representing the Dell School ; 
F. R. Hamrick, representing Thomasville Orphanage ; H. 
Blantor from Pee Dee Association ; Rev. W. S. Johnson 
from the Robeson Association, were recognized by the 
Moderator. 

Report on Baptist Education 

All people should feel a vital interest in education be- 
cause of the elevation and enlarged power which comes 
with education. All Christians should be interested since 
the teachings of Jesus gave to the world its first charter of 
universal education. All Baptists should be greatly in- 
terested in a full, rounded education because we believe 
in individual interpretation and responsibility in the 
mightiest task of all the ages. The propagation and de- 
velopment of the kingdom of God among all the nations of 
the earth. 

If we did not believe that we had a message tor the 
world which no others can deliver and which the world 
cannot afford to miss we might leave education in the 
hands of others, but having a needed message for a 
hungering world and having accepted the responsibility of 
delivering this message, we cannot afford to falter in our 
effort to give the proper equipment for delivering the 
Baptist message to a lost world. No one else can provide 
for the physical, mental, moral and spiritual training neces- 
sary for an effective delivery of the Baptist message. 

We have provided a system of Baptist schools in North 
Carolina for doing this much-needed work. We urge upon 
loyal Baptists the necessity of loyal support of all our Bap- 
tist educational institutions. For the Cumberland Associa- 
tion this means loyal support : of our Theological Semi- 
nary at Louisville for training our young preachers, of 
Wake Forest College for our young men, of Meredith Col- 
lege for our young women, and of Dell School for our 



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secondary school work. 

We recommend the apportionment of $100.00 (same as 
last year) for the Dell School Loan Fund. 

Second : That all pastors keep before their churches 
the importance of this phase of our work, and urge a more 
general patronage of our own schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. M. Beach. 

After appointing some committees the Association ad- 
journed until 9:30 Thursday morning. 

THURSDAY MORNING SESSION 

The Association convened at 9:30. Devotional exer- 
cises were conducted by Rev. E. L. Fox, reading the 33rd 
Psalm. Rev. J. W. Cobb leading in prayer. 

The Association was called to order by Vice-Moderator. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

List of churches not represented on yesterday were 
called and letters given to Finance Committee. 

Spoken to by Rev. C. M. Beach, Rev. L. Johnson, Rev. 
A. H. Porter. Report adopted. 

State Missions 

State Missions is at the heart of all the work done by 
the Baptist State Convention. It is the center of Baptist 
progress in North Carolina ; upon no other board rests so 
much responsibility, for the redemption of the two and one- 
half millions of people of our fair State. State Missions 
has already done much for North Carolina, for which our 
hearts are glad ; but by no means is its work completed. 
We still have millions of people unsaved and the task of 
training the 240,000 Baptists for higher service. 

Last year we gave 47,900 dollars for State Missions— 
about one-fifth of a dollar per member, and this year we 
are undertaking to raise 50,000 dollars. At this time we 
have raised only 20,000 dollars of this amount, and must 
raise 30,000 dollars in two months or disaster will meet us. 
In the face of a prosperity that no people ever knew before, 
with cotton at 13c and all other farm products in equal 
proportion, shall we see our own fair mission cause meet 
disaster or defeat? I believe that we shall say, no ! a thous- 
and times, no ! 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. DUNNAGAN. 



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Address by L. Johnson. 

The resolution in regard to changing the date of the 
Association was now taken up. Remarks by D. J. Breece, 
H. B. Downing, Z, B. Newton, J. R. Thagard, D. L. Down- 
ing, W. E. Dunnagan. The vote taken was unfavorable to 
the change. 

Dismissed by W. M. Page. 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Association reconvened at the appointed hour — 
called to order by the Moderator. 

The business of locating the next session of the Asso- 
ciation was taken up. There being three petitions for the 
next session — Beaver Dam, Cedar Falls, Cape Fear. After 
remarks by the brethren Cape Fear was elected the home 
of the next session of the Association. 

Report on Orphanage 

The first child was received into the Orphanage Nov.ll, 
1885. Since that time 1,420 children have been enrolled, 
and the present number is 411. Average cost per child is 
$100 a year. 

At the Kennedy Memorial Home which is located in 
Lenoior County two dormitories are in process of erection 
and will be ready for the reception of children by Jan. 1st. 
It is hoped that sufficient funds will come to completely 
equip this part of the institution so that the work there may 
go forward without interruption. About half of the neces- 
sary funds have been secured. 

A valuable gift has been made to the Orphanage con- 
sisting of 375 acres in land in Transylvania County by Misses 
Mary and Victoria Galloway. This place is estimated to 
be worth $20,000 but is not available during the lifetime of 
Miss Mary Galloway. Another notable gift was the be- 
quest in the will of Dr. S. W. Little of Davie County which, 
it is believed, will turn into the Orphanage treasury some 
$20,000. These two great contributions in addition to a 
small sum left by the late John Pullen have all come since 
the beginning of the year 1913. 

While we are grateful to record these noble gifts to the Or- 
phanage,its constant enlargement requires a steadily increas- 
ing current fund. Bequests are usually put in some perma- 
nent memorial to the giver, and are never used to buy meat 



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and bread for the children. That part of the work has al- 
ways developed on our churches and Sunday-schools and, 
please God, it may ever be so ! 

The greatest work of the Orphanage is in surrounding 
the children with a moral atmosphere and instructing them 
in spiritual things. A well organized Sunday-school and 
church with their various departments such as Baraca and 
Philathea classes, missionary society, mission study classes, 
etc. furnish excellent facilities for the growth in knowledge 
and in the grace of giving, and above all pointing them to 
the Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world, 
is the supreme and crowning work of the institution. 

About 40 per cent of the current fund comes from the 
monthly collections in the Sunday-schools and yet scarcely 
one-third of North Carolina Baptist Sunday-schools are 
giving these monthly collections. We strongly insist that 
every Sunday-school in this Association fall in line with 
this very sensible proposition and thus swell the number 
of monthly givers to this great object. 

Our churches are magnifying Thanksgiving Day as a 
time to make a liberal contribution to the Orphanage. We 
hope all our churches will duly observe this day. We 
would suggest that in many churches it is best to select a 
Sunday nearest Thanksgiving Day to hold this special 
service. This can be done to advantage on country fields. 
Do not neglect this offering. It gives the extra shove as 
we enter upon the winter months. 

Charity and Children is itself a great contributor to 
the Orphanage. Eveiy Sunday-school ought to take a club 
of the paper and thus increase its circulation and useful- 
ness. 

It pays to invest money in children, if wisely done ; but 

the dividends cannot be declared in dollars, the ages will 

declare it and in other coin. "Save a man and you save 

a soul, save a child and you save a multitude." 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. R. Thagard. 

Spoken to by F. B. Hamrick, J. S. Snyder. 

On motion, collection of $7.91 was taken for the Orphan- 
age. Report adopted. 

On motion, Minute Fund was supplemented by collec- 
tion. 



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Report of Committee on Standard of Excellence 

We, your committee, appointed to consider the sugges- 
tion as to a standard of excellence for our churches, beg 
leave to report as follows : 

We have carefully gone into the suggested plan or 
standard, and believe that it would, if properly brought to 
the attention of our churches, result in a healthy rivalry 
and beneficial results. It would provoke to good works. 
We recommend therefore, first the adoption of the follow- 
ing standard: 

(1) 50% of resident members contributing to Pastor's 
salary and local church expenses — 10 points. 

(2) 50% of resident members contributing to some con- 
vention object — 10 points. 

(3) 50% of resident members as members of Sunday- 
school, including home department — 10 points. 

(4) Church conducts regular weekly prayer-meeting — 
10 points. 

(5) Net gain of 10% in contributions to objects of 
Convention — 10 points. The objects of the convention are: 
Home Missions, State Missions, Associational Missions, 
Foreign Missions, Sunday-school Missions, Orphanage, 
Ministerial Relief, Ministerial Education. 

(6) Church has Womans Missionary Society — 10 points 

(7) Church has B. Y. P. U. or Sunbeams or Royal Am- 
bassadors or Y. W. A. — 10 points. 

(8) One-tenth of resident membership take Biblical 
Recorder — 10 points. 

(9) One-tenth of resident membership take Home 
Field or Foreign Mission Journal — 10 points. 

(10) Church or Sunday-school take monthly offering 
for the Orphanage — 10 points. 

For each 5% above 50% in either of the first three class- 
es, two points to be added to the basis of ten points. 

2nd That this report be printed in our Minutes togeth- 
er with a letter to churches from a committee on State 
of Churches. 

3rd That a standing committee of three on "The State 
of Churches" be appointed at this session of this Associa- 
tion to keep this subject constantly before the churches 
and report their work to the next session of this Associa- 
tion. 



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4th That the Executive Board pay to this committee 
the sum of $10.00 to pay for incidental expenses of the 
committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. O. Johnson, 
E. L. Hair, 
D. C. Rogers. 

Committee on State of Churches 

J. S. Snyder D. L. Downing E. I. Olive 

Remarks by Z. B. Newton, W. 0. Johnson, W. E. Dun- 
nagan, D. L. Downing. Report adopted. 

On motion the following Resolution was adopted : 
Resolved, That article 3rd of the Constitution be 
amended by adding thereto "Members of the Executive 
Board and ordained ministers having their membership in 
churches belonging to this Association and living within 
the bounds thereof." 

D. J. Breece, 

Z. B. Newton, Com. 

Foreign Missions 

The work of Foreign Missions should appeal to us 
strongly for the reason that it is taught in the Bible, for 
the reason that the advanced step has often been taken up by 
some Baptist, and for the reason that we in this great land 
are the beneficiaries of this movement. The command of 
Jesus bearing on the subject should impel us, the success 
attending the efforts to give the gospel to the world should 
inspire us, and the needs of the world should awaken us. 

Southern Baptists are doing mission work in three 
pagan countries — China, Japan and Africa, and in three 
papal fields- Italy, South America, and Mexico. We 
preach Jesus to pagans because to them He is not repre- 
sented, and we preach Jesus to papal lands because Jesus 
to them is misrepresented. 

Southern Baptists now have on the field 276 mission- 
aries. This does not include the much larger number of 
native workers. They represent Jesus by preaching, by 
teaching, by healing, and by living. A matter of special 
interest to us now is the emphasis put on teaching. On 
the foreign fields we have 269 schools, with 7,481 students. 
We have ten Theological Seminaries with 245 students. 

The Southern Baptists hope to raise by the last day of 



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April, next, $646,500. Our state is asked to give $52,000, 
which is less than 22 cents per member. 

Why are we staggering at this task ? Not because we 
do not know, not because we are not able, but because we 
will not. Let each one of us say, "let others do as they 
may, but as for me I will be missionary in respect of sym- 
pathy, prayer, and gifts. 

Joel S. Snyder 

Spoken to by A. H. Porter. 

On motion the Association adjourned until 9 a. m. Fri- 
day morning. Dismissed by Rev. J. S. Snyder. 

FRIDAY MORNING SESSION 

The Association reassembled at 9:30. Devotional 
exercises were conducted by Rev. W. O. Johnson, read- 
ing a part of the thirteenth chapter of 1st Corinthians. 

The house was called to order by the Vice-Moderator. 
Minutes of Thursday read and approved. 

Temperance 

The following resolution was accepted as report on 
Temperance : 

Whereas, There seems to be a growth in the manufac- 
ture and sale of wine and other intoxicating drinks in our 
country, and the situation is in our hands, therefore, be it 

T^esolved, 1, That our churches and leaders be asked to 
strive to create a sentiment against the manufacture and 
sale of intoxicating drinks. 

2. That the churches be asked to make the manufac- 
ture, sale, and use of wine and other intoxicating drinks 
a subject of clear cut discipline. 

3. It is the sense of this Association to condemn, and 
ask the other religious bodies of this County to cooperate 
with them in this movement to condem the manufacture, 
sale, and use of wine and other intoxicating drinks. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. DUNNAGAN, 

W. O. Johnson. 
Remarks by Rev. W. 0. Johnson, Rev. W. E. Dunnagan, 



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Rev. E. Lee Fox, C. McK. Johnson. Resolution adopted. { 

Report on Home Missions 

The Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention has headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. The Board con- 
sists of a Corresponding Secretary and a number of associ- 
ates who are bringing things to pass in the work of the 
kingdom. 

One of the most promising phases of the work of this 
Board is the campaign which is being carried on for the 
purpose of organizing and enlistment. This work is being 
pushed so vigorously, not that the work of missions in the 
large cities and in the remote places of the South is less 
important, but that those who are already among our 
membership may become fitted to take upon themselves 
the tasks of today and the greater ones of tomorrow. 

A very practical result of this work is the organization 
of country churches into fields, making it possible for some 
of the weak churches to have strong men and securing a 
better spirit of cooperation among the churches. The 
numbers and wealth of those who compose our member- 
ship are sufficient for carrying on all the work which our 
Board has undertaken and more, if only the churches will 
cooperate with it in this effort to organize and enlist those 
who are failing to do their best and those who are doing 
little or nothing. 

By no means is the least phase of the work of our 
Board which is being done by the faithful missionaries 
and evangelists. Especially is their work among the 
foreign element of our population one of far-reaching 
moment. Well may America be called the melting-pot of 
the nations. It is ours to make of them that which Christi- 
anity alone is able to make of them, or to let them corrupt 
and wither and blight and doom our country. The Roman 
Catholics are taking advantage of the opportunity which 
the coming of these misinformed and ignorant foreigners 
gives them to multiply their numbers and increase their 
power. The work which is carried on under the direction 
of our Board is antagonistic to the work of the Catholics, -i 

Such, in brief, is the nature of the work which you and 
I are called upon to do when we are asked to support the 
cause of Home Missions. To our God-given task let us 
surrender the best there is within us. Whether ours be to 
go, to pray, to give, or to do all three may we go to our 



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tasks unflinchingly and joyously with — 

"Hope for the long tomorrow, 
Strength for the brief to-day ; 

With faith to guide o'er the waters wide, 
And love in our hearts always." 

E. I. Olive. 
Remarks by Rev. W. 0. Johnson. Adopted. 

Periodicals 

This is a day of reading and every person is judged, 
from a literary standpoint, by his reading habit. Almost 
every organization of today has its organ of information. 
The Biblical Recorder is our State Organ of information. 
It grew up with the Missionary and Sunday-school move- 
ment of 80 years ago, and has fostered the work of the 
Denomination during all of these years. 

We must educate our people in order to use them, 
therefore we would recommend : That the pastors and 
churches strive to place the Biblical Recorder, Home Field, 
Foreign Mission Journal, and Charity and Children, in 
every Baptist home in the Association. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. 0. Johnson. 
Remarks by W. O. Johnson, addresses by W. M. Green, 
E. Lee Fox, J. S. Snyder. Report adopted. 

On motion the address on Foreign Missions by Rev. J. 
S. Snyder was accepted as the Missionary Sermon. Report 
adopted. 

Minister's Relief 

One of the most beautiful flowers which the growing 
church has brought forth in these latter days is the care of 
the faithful messengers, who, worn out in the service of 
the Kingdom, are no longer able physically or financially 
to provide the things needful for themselves and their 
loved ones as the shadows lengthen toward the sunset of 
life. 

Governments and big corporations are now providing 
old age pensions for their faithful ones — not simply as 
charity, but as a just reward for fidelity in service. 

How much more should the church of God be willing 
to care for its aged workers whose life service has been 



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faithful and unselfish. 

The Baptists of North Carolina are undertaking to pro- 
vide for their old preachers — not in full payment to-be- 
sure for their service— but as a Christian duty and as some 
evidence of their appreciation of these old Soldiers. 

Our churches should give this object a fixed place in 
their schedule of contributions and we recommend that an 
offering be made at Christmas time for this purpose. 

W. M. Page. 

Remarks by W. O. Johnson. Report adopted. 

Report of Finance Committee adopted. 

Treasurer's Report adopted. 

Dismissed by Rev. E. Lee Fox. 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

Was opened with a song. Bro. Snyder leading in pray- 
er. 

The following resolution was adopted : That this Asso- 
ciation extend to this church and community a rising vote 
of thanks for the kind and hospitable reception given this 
body. 

The delegates to the Baptist State Convention are as 
follows : H. B. Downing, J. A. Oates, and G. T. Rackley. 

The delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention are : 
Rev. J. S. Snyder and Rev. E. I. Olive. 

Report of various committees adopted. 

Report of Executive Board 

We beg to submit our report for the year just closed 
including therein the receipts and disbursements at this 
session. 

During the year we have assisted at the Second Church, 
Fayetteville, and at Cedar Falls. 

We are glad to report that both of these points are 
doing exceedingly well. 

Two new churches have been organized this year and 
added to the Association — Stedman in Cedar Creek Town- 
ship, and Beulah in 71st. A new mission under the care 
of the Massey Hill church has been started at the Victory 
Mill. This is most promising and deserves encourage- 
ment. 



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Our financial report is as follows : 

Receipts 

Balance from 1912 $103.66 

Received from churches 1913 477.49 

Total $582.15 

Discursements 

Rev. J. W. Cobb, (2nd Church Fayetteville) $55.00 

Rev. J. W. Hester, (Cedar Falls) 12.50 

Rev. J. W. Hester, special work 5.00 

Paid notes and interest in full 488.75 

Insurance 2nd Church 4.25 

Postage and printing.. 9.03 

Total $574.53 

Balance in hand of Treasurer $7.62 

There is now due on one obligation for the 2nd Church 
only $39.00. 

We recommend that this amount be paid from the 
regular Associational Mission receipts of next year. 

We want to congratulate our faithful brethren and 
churches that have done so well in planting this church 
and providing for them a splendid house of worship. 

Respectfully submitted. 

The Clerk was allowed $10 for his service. 
The Executive Board was instructed to investigate the 
needs of any church asking for help from the Association. 

To Report at Next Session 

State Missions W. O. Johnson 

Home Missions E. I. Olive 

Foreign Missions ___ Lee Fox 

Orphanage C. C. Bullard 

Religious Literature W. E. Dunnagan 

Christian Education F. T.Bennett 

Public Morals J. W. Cobb 

Ministerial Relief D. C. Rogers 

Associational Missions D. L. Downing 

The State of the Churches J. A. Oates 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. J. S. 
Snyder. The Association adjourned. 

J. A. Oates, Moderator 

G. B. Sessoms, Clerk 



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Woman's Missionary Union 



THE WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION of the Cum- 
berland Association met with Green Springs 
church October 4-5, 1913. 
Saturday, 7:30 p. m. — Sermon by Rev, A. W. Johnson. 

Sunday, 9:30 a. m. — Devotional exercises conducted by 
pastor of church. 

The following committees were appointed : 

Literature— Misses Pauline and Annie McArthur. 

To locate next session — Mrs. Alice Thames, Miss Mary 
K. Thaggard and Mrs. J. R. Highsmith. 

Mrs. Proctor, of Lumberton, made a very interesting 
talk on the "Standard of Excellence." 

The meeting reconvened at 1:30 o'clock. 

Song by audience and an address on "Woman's Work" 

by Mr. J. A. Oates. Then some very helpful talks on 

Tithing Y. W. A., and Sunbeam work by Mrs. James Hall, 
of Fayetteville, Mrs. Proctor and others. Afterwards the 

election of officers: 

Mrs. J. F. Highsmith, Fayetteville, —Vice-President. 

Miss Mary K. Thagard, Cedar Creek, — Sunband Lead- 
er. 

Mrs. J. R. Highsmith, Fayetteville,— Y. W. A. Leader. 

Miss Pauline Jones, Hope Mills, Route 2, — Secretary 
and Treasurer. 

The next session to meet with Cedar Creek church the 
first Sunday in October 1914 and Saturday evening before. 

Mrs. D. C. Rogers, Vice-President 
Mrs. G, T. Rackley, Secretary and Treasurer. 





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MINUTES 



OF THE 

SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 
HELD WITH 

Cape Fear Bapti^ Church 

October 14, 15, 16, 1914 




OFFICERS: 

J. A. Oates, Moderator — -— Fayetteville 

F. R. Hall, Vice-Moderator ..— .— ..Fayetteville 

G. B. Se8Som8, Clerk ..——Fayetteville, R. F- D. 5 

J. F. Fisher, Treasurer Fayetteville 



TIME OF NEXT MEETING: 
Cumberland Union - - October 13, 14, 15, 1915 






I 



MINUTES 



of the 



Sixth Annual Session 

of the 

Cumberland Association 



held with 



Cape Fear Baptist Church 

October 14, 15, 16, 1914 



OFFICERS j 

J. A. Oates, Moderator Fayetteville 

F. R. Hall, Vice-Moderator Fayetteville | 

G. B. Sessoms, Clerk Fayetteville, R. F. D. S i 

J, F, Fisher, Treasurer Fayetteville 



Time of Next Meeting: 
Cumberland Union, October 13, 14. 15. 1915 



Judge Printing Co., Fayetteville. N. C, 



CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known as the 
Cumberland Baptist Association. 

Art. 2. The object of this Association shall be the promotion of Christ's 
Kingdom among men, and the means of accomplishing this shall be in strict 
conformity with the New Testament. 

Art. 3. This Association shall be composed of delegates chosen by the 
churches connected with it, each church being entitled to three delegates, 
and ordained ministers having care of churches in the Association, and 
members of the executive board and ordained ministers having their mem- 
bership in churches belonging to the Association and living within the 
bounds thereof. 

Art. 4. The delegates from each church shall bear a letter certifying 
their appointment, and giving an account of the condition of their church 
and a statement of all funds contributed to benevolent purposes during the 
year. 

Art. 5. The officers of this Association shall be a Moderator, a Clerk 
and Treasurer, who shall be annually chosen by ballot from among the 
members of the churches composing this Association by a majority of the 
members voting, and shall continue in office until their successors are 
elected. 

Art. 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preside during the de- 
liberation of the body, to enforce an observance of the Constitution, pre- 
serve decorum, appoint committees, decide all questions of order, give his 
opinion on any question under consideration after others are done speak- 
ing, and give the casting vote in case of tie. 

Art. 7. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to record the proceedings of 
each annual session, superintend the printing and distributing of the Min- 
utes among the churches, and he shall be required to keep a file of the 
Minutes. 

Art. 8. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all funds sent 
up by the churches or collected during the session of this body and disburse 
the same for the objects stated He shall also make to the Association an 
annual report of the condition of the treasury. 

Art. 9. The Association shall appoint an Executive Board of seven 
members, who shall have the superintendence of Associational missions and 
such other objects as may be entrusted to them. They shall have power to 
disburse all sums paid to them by the Treasurer of the Association for the 
objects under their charge, and to collect and disburse funds for those ob- 
jects during the intervals between the meetings of this body. The mem- 
bers of this board shall be answerable to the Association for their acts, and 



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shall make an annual report to the Association for their doings. 

Art. 10. Any church desiring to become a member shall present her 
petition at an annual session of this body, through the delegates appointed 
for that purpose, and if the Association shall consent to receive her, the 
Moderator shall extend the right hand of fellowship to the delegates. 

Art. 11. The Association shall not maintain fellowship with any of 
the churches which nej^lect to preserve gospel order, but shall not entertain 
any charge against any church unless it is brought in through a church. 

Art. 12. The Association may invite visiting brethren to seats and 
extend to them all the privileges of regular delegates, except that of voting. 

Art, 13. The annual session of this body shall commence on Wednes- 
day before the third Sabbath in October, at such a place as the Association 
may select. 

Art 14. By appointment there shall be preached at each annua) ses- 
sion, an Introductory and a Missionary Sermon. 

Art. 15. This constitution may be amended at any annual session by 
a vote of two-thirds of the membership present. 



Ordained Ministers 

J.S.Snyder . Fayetteville 

E. Lee Fox Stedman 

W. R. John-on Ced..r Creek 

W. E Dunnegan Hope Mills 

W. M.Page l*'ayetteville 

R.L.Clifton Fayetteville 

E. I. Olive Fayetteville 

Executive Board 

J F.Fisher Fayetteville 

D. E. Melvin Fayetteville, R. F D. 5 

J. R. Thagard , Cedar ("reek 

D. C. Rogers Hope Mills 

J. A. Oates _. Fayetteville 

C. C. Bullard L Fayetteville 

H. B. Downing Fayetteville 



Sunday School Committee 

J. A. Oates and E. L Olive 



Delegates to the Baptist State Convention 

J. A. Oates, F. R. Hall, Rev. E. Lee Fox 



Delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention 

Rev. J. S. Snyder, Rev. E. L Olive 



Cumberland Baptist Association 



LIST OF DELEGATE > 

Beaver Dam— E. E. Fisher, J. A. Hale 
Beulah — R. C. Rogers 

Bladen Union— J. L, Holland, Lacy Carroll, Britt Riddle 
Cape Fear— F. A Marsh, T. A. Hall, R. L. Butler 
Cedar Creek — ^J. P. West, C. M. Johnson, G. F. Wheeler 
Cedar Falls — ^John Ivey, D. C. Williamson, W.A.Warren 
Cumberland Union — ^J. E. Hair, E. G. Hall, A. J. Bedsole 
Evergreen — William Carty, Frank Faircloth, C. L. Bed- 
sole 

Fayetteville, 1st — N. G. Duncan, J. D. Jones, F. R. Hall 

Fayetteville, 2nd— H. B. Downing, C. C. Bullard, V. F. 
Talley 

Green Springs — C. E. Hall, G. R. Smith, Jesse Hamer 
Hope Mills — ^J. W. Grimes, J. F. Fisher, Emmett Sim- 
mons 

Judson— D. E. Melvin, Perdie Johnson 
Lebanon — D. R. Smith 
Manchester — 

Magnolia~J. M Beard, A. Strickland, C. Williams 
Massey Hill— J. T. Hair, A. F. McDonald, L. T. Page 
Mt. Gilead— C. S. Bennett, D. F. Harris, J. C. Hales 
Mt. Pisgah— W. J. Evans, C. L. Clark 
Pleasant Grove — D. L. Downing, W. 0. Haywood 
Peter's Creek- Lloyd Simmons, F. P. Sessoms, G. C, 
Simmons 

Rockfish — D. C. Rogers, C. H. Ellis, W. J. Johnson 
Sharon — ^J. C. Beard, S. G. Bullard, A. B. Beard 
Shiloh— W. L. Ellis, B. W. Butler, W. A. Seawell 
Stedman — J. B. Bryant, G. R. Yarborough, A. G. Strick- 
land 

Sugg's Grove — 
Tabernacle — 

Union Springs— J. T. Allen, W. H. Hethcock, T. M. 
Butler 



Sixth Annual Session 



PROCEEDINGS 



Cape Fear Baptist Church, 
Cumberland County, 

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 1914 

The Cumberland Baptist Association held its Sixth An- 
nual Session with Cape Fear Baptist church, Cumberland 
county. 

The Annual Sermon was preached by Rev. J. D. Moore. 
Text, Acts 8:4. 

WEDNESDAY— Afternoon Session 

The Association reassembled at 1:30 o'clock. Called to 
order by the Moderator, J. A. Oates. 

On motion the reading of the church letters was dis- 
pensed with. 

The roll of churches called— fifteen responded. 

The following officers were elected : J. A. Oates, 
Moderator; F. R. Hall, Vice-Moderator; G. B. Sessoms, 
Clerk ; John Fisher, Treasurer. 

The following Committees were appointed by the 
Moderator during the session : 

Committee on Finance— A. B. Smith, D. C. Rogers. 

Digest Committee— E. I. Olive and F. R. Hall. 

Auditing Committee— F. A. Marsh and C. S. Bennett. 

Apportioning Committee — D. L. Downing, E. I. Olive, 
J. R. Thaggard. 

To Appoint Writers for Next Session— J. S. Snyder, E. 
I. Olive, G. B. Sessoms. 

To Co-operate with the State Mission Board — ^J. A. 
Oates, J. R. Thaggard. 

Public Morals 

The subject of public morals is difficult to define. We 
can arrive at a clearer understanding of the subject by 
answering this question : What is public immorality ? Its 



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scope is too broad ?nd ^oo comprehensive for me to do 
justice to it within the hmited space of time allowed me. 
It is a subject also too complicated to be viewed from any 
one s andpoint. But I hope to discuss briefly and in a 
practical wav some of the things that effect in a vital way 
our public life. My vi^^ws will be based altogether on the 
religious aspect of our life. 

Let it be said in the outset that it would be impossible 
for a specific code of laws to be made that would regulate 
public morals. Hence it is not my purpose in this paper 
to sugg^est a svstem of laws, nor advocate any definite line 
of procedure in the matter of solving the problem of public 
immorality. All I can hope to do is simplv to state the 
problem and offer my humble judgment and opinion as to 
what exists and what shou'd be done. 

y^E THINK OF PUBLIC MORALS : 

1st. As related to the State. It is an admitted fact 
that the lack of law enforcement is one of the most danger- 
ous tendencies of our day. Laws by the thousand are made 
each vear, but very few of these are enforced. 

We have laws again -t gambling and stealing, but it is a 
rare thing that the law is applied in such crimps. We have 
laws that are to protect us from the dreaded evils of 
whiskey traffic, but we are suffering from the evil effects 
of whiskey. 

As a result of this our citizenship weakens, standards 
lowered and the way has been opened for more crime and 
lawlessness. The secret ot lawlessness is found in the 
fact that people have lost their respect for the law, and the 
reason why people lose their respect for the majesty of the 
law is because of the lack of law enforcement. 

What we need is not a stronger arm of the law, but a 
stronger and more pronounced sentiment in favor of law 
enforcement. In other words, a citizenship governed by a 
higher moral standard. 

2nd. As related to Society. In order for society to be 
permeated by lofty ideals and strong standards of purity 
it must have a standard of morals and of purity — con- 
scien.ce. One of the greatest menaces of our day is gaudy 
styles and customs. People lose their individuality in the 
onward flash of style and are governed by what Paris says. 

How shall we check the evil tendencies of the present 
day fashions? By first keeping the heme intact. A home 
commercialized is a heme demoralized, a heme with low 



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moral standards is a home devoid of any ideals whatever 
that would tend to purify and exalt the character of the 
children. 

3rd. As Related to Church. One of the greatest evils 
of our day is Sabbath desecration. The time was when 
people did not have to look at the calendar to tell when 
Sunday came, they knew it because of the spirit that ruled 
the community, the spirit of reverence. As a result of low 
moral standards in the church the world cannot descern the 
line of demarcation that separates the world from the 
church. 

To solve the problem of public morals or any question 
of private or public v/elfare we must go to the root. All 
political and religious questions can be solved by following 
the instructions of our King : "Render unto Caesar the 
things that are Caesar's and unto God the things that are 
God's." 

If we would solve the question of public morals as ef- 
fecting social life, we must follow His instructions : "If 
thy right hand offend thee, cut it off." 

If we would know how to stay the mighty powers of 
materialism, we must remember what He says in regard 
to His house : "Thou shalt not make my Father's house a 
house of merchandise." 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. Cobb. 

Remarks by J. W. Cobb, D. C. Rogers, J. L. Holland, R. 
C. Rogers, F. B. Hemrick, and J. A. Gates. Adopted. 

Rev. J. D. Moore delivered an address on Baptist Young 
Peoples Work. Remarks by the Moderator. 

Song. On motion the Association adjourned, E. I. Olive 
dismissing. 

THURSDAY— Morning Session. 

Association assembled at 10 o'clock. Brother F. B. 
Hemrick conducting the devotional exercises. 

Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

Roll of churches called. The following visiting breth- 
ren were recognized by the Moderator : Rev. Walter N. 
Johnson and Rev. B. Townsend. 

Home Missions 

The necessity of Home Mission work as a part of the 
world-wide missionary propaganda is as evident as the 



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fact that no stream can rise higher than its source. It was 
no accident that Christ said in His program for world sal- 
vation, "In Jerusalem '-'^ '■' * Unto the uttermost parts of 
the earth." If His disciples neglected "Jerusalem" they 
could never reach the "uttermost parts of the earth." 

The activities of our Home Mission Board consist of 
several departments — such as "Work Among the Foreign- 
ers," "Work Among the Negroes," "Cuba and the Canal 
Zone," "Frontier Missions," etc., all of which challenge our 
fervent prayers and earnest cooperation. In addition to 
work of this nature there is that which may be summed 
up under the head of the "Three E's," of which we shall 
speak more particularly. 

Evangelism. This department was instituted in 1906, 
and has grown in size and efficiency each year. In this 
department there are eighteen or more evangelists who 
hold local meetings with churches and pastors, conduct 
city campaigns when all the forces are brought together 
in united effort, bring numbers of people into the churches, 
and enlist not a few for the ministry and mission work. 
This work of winning the lost to Christ is the supreme 
business of the church, and will ever have the sympathy 
of sane and thoughtful Baptists. May the day never come 
when our passion for souls will be abated, or our eyes grow 
dim to the hopelessness of those without Christ ? 

Education This department has in charge thirty-two 
schools, with Dr. A. E. Brown, of Asheville, as Superinten- 
dent. These schools are located among the mountainous 
sections of the South and are giving Christian training to 
about 5,000 students annually. A considerable number of 
these young men are studying for the ministry, and others 
are being equipped for other fields of Christian activity. 
It is a great thing that we have decided that it is not enough 
to "evangelize," but that we must also "educate." 

Enlistment. The youngest of the departments, as well as 
the one which is most likely biggest with possibilities, is 
that of Enlistment. Eighty per cent of our membership in 
the South live in the country or small towns. Most of the 
country churches have once a month preaching. The peo- 
ple are not informed about or interested in Missions as they 
ought to be. In North Carolina there are 173,000 members 
who contribute nothing to any of the objects of the Con- 
vention. There are numbers of pastorless churches and 
others that contribute nothing to Missions. Our Home 
Board has given itself to the task of enlisting our inactive 



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membership and of developing our undeveloped churches. 

In behalf of such a work your committee urges that the 
churches of this Association put forth their very best ef- 
forts, and that an earnest effort be made to enlist the entire 
membership of the churches in systematic giving. 

— E. I. Olive. 

Remarks by Rev. E. I. Olive and Rev. W. N. Johnson. 
Report adopted. 

Report on State of Churches 

According to the informaion gathered frcm the letters 
addressed to the chairman of this committee 60 per cent, 
of the members attend church, 60 per cent. give. There 
is some growth manifest in the lives of the members, and 
the churches for the most part give a responsive hearing 
to the exposition of the Word. We note with sadness that 
at least three churches are disrupted now by internal 
troubles. '1 his we are sorry of, for church troubles ordi- 
narily do not commend religion to the people nor the 
church to the community. But we have the impression 
that as churches we are far below the standard worthy of 
us and ot our Lord. We think that there is a lack of the 
sense of responsioility and also a lack ot necessary inform- 
ation to give an interest in Kingdom movements, 

J. S. Snyder. 

Spoken to by J. S. Snyder, B. Townsend, J. W. Cobb, E. 
I. Olive, W. M. Page, Walter N. Johnson and U. J. Breece. 
Adopted. 

After various announcements the association adjourned 
till 1:30 P. M. 

Thursday Afternoon Session 

The association reassembled at the appointed time and 
was opened wiih a tong. 

Miscellaneous business was taken up. By invitation 
the next session of the association will meet with Cumber- 
land Union Church. 

Associational Missions 

The purpose of Associational Missions has been to as- 
sist and carry on worK in spreading the gospel of the Lord 
Jesjs Christ in destitute places throughjut the bounds of 



Cumberland Baptist Association 11 

the Association. Nearly all of our churches at one time 
were mission points. Some of the most recent work has 
been at the Second Baptist Church (known as Campbell- 
ton) and Cedar Falls. Now these are taking regular work 
and bid fair to be strong churches. Brethren, this is a 
cause we should never tail to give close attention as it is 
the foundation of our christian success. We should ever 
be ready to help those who have not enough of the spirit 
of the Lord to help themselves, and those who are in such 
destitute circumstances that they cannot have the gospel 
preached to them regularly. 

This good work has bsen carried on from time to time 
until there is a Missionary Baptist Church in the reach of 
almost all the people in the bounds of our Association. 
Then let us watch the good work, and see that we do not 
go backwards, but make steady gains for the spread of the 
gospel for our Lord. 

D. L. Downing, 
R. C. Rogers. 

The above report to be discussed with the report of the 
Executive Board on Friday. 

Foreign Missions 

"Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every 
creature." This command has had its weight ever since 
it was spoken by our Saviour. There never was a time 
more urgent for this command to be emphasized and car- 
ried out than at the present. Many countries have taken 
up the sword, and left the battlefield engulfed in blood. 
The Lord took up the sword of the Spirit, and left the peo- 
ple to fight the good fight of faith. So christianize the 
world, and instead of bloodshed the fields will be lelt with 
the sunshine of God's love. Southern Baptists are doing, 
mission work in six countries— China, Japan, Africa. South 
America, Laly and Mexico. China, Japan, and Atrica are 
pagan fialds, while South America, Italy, and Mexico are 
under papal control. We preach to the heathen because they 
know not Jesus, and we preach to the countries under the 
pope's control because they do not represent Jesus as 
Saviour. Southern Baptists have on the field 278 mission- 
aries beside a large number of native workers. These mis- 
sionaries are represenia Jves of the different phases of the 
Lord's work as preachers, teachers, physicians. With 
270-odd schools, aoojc 8,0JJ stadeats, and some ten or 



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more Theological Seminaries a great field of usefulness is 
open for us to cultivate. 

Southern Baptists hope to raise b> the last of next April 
$658,250. Our State has been asked to give $60,000. Why 
do we linger ? We are able. If we do not it is because we 
will not. Let us be missionary in spirit and in truth. 

Respectfully submitted. 

E. Lee Fox. 
Remarks by E. Lee Fox adopted. 

Orphanage Report 

The care of the unfortunate is a natural and fundamental 
expression of Christianity. Jesus was in his ministry what 
he would have us.be. He emphasized things fundamental 
and cast the program for all ages. He glorified childhood 
and so related his gospel to the physical wants of life that 
we cannot hope to save the soul unless we also provide for 
the body. 

Children are already being received at the Kennedy 
Home. We now have fifty-three children there. The 
Miles Durham nursery for very small children, at Thomas- 
ville, will be completed before the winter months. If this 
is filled with children and we provide for those that are 
being received at the Kennedy Home, the current expenses 
must be increased $10,000 over last year. It means that 
we must increase our contributions tc this most worthy 
and needy cause at least 25 per cent. Will this association 
not go on record favoring this additional increase ? 

Among North Carolina Baptists nothing has so enlisted 
men and women in the work of the kingdom as the Or- 
phanage work. It has been the agency for the promotion 
of harmony, liberality and consecration. Thus in the 
larger work of the kingdom the little child is the leader. 

Since the reception of the first child, Nov. 11, 1885, 
1516 have been enrolled and the present number is 480 
(with about 500 by the end of the year.) Average cost per 
child $107.64 a year. The health record of the children 
for the past year has been remarkable, there being no 
deaths and few cases of serious illness. 

We now have nine children at the orphanage from the 
Cumberland Association. 

We would again urge and recommend : (1) That every 
Sunday school set aside one Sunday in each month as Or- 
phanage day ; (2) a club of Charity & Children in each 



Cumberland Baptist Association 13 

Sunday school and an individual copy to pastors and all 
homes that are not represented in the Sunday school; (3) 
a liberal Thanksgiving offering emphasizing the importance 
of "WORK DAY," giving not less than one day's work to 
the Orphanage. We would suggest that in many churches 
it is best to select a Sunday nearest Thanksgiving day to 
hold this special service. This can be done to advantage 
on country fields. 

Finally brethren let us constantly keep in mind the ap- 
peal of the LARGER ORPHANAGE and remember as we 
save the child we not only save the State but we save our- 
selves and in doing this we find our greatest happiness. 

F. B. Hamrick. 

Remarks by F. B. Hamrick. Report adopted. Song by 
Rev. E. I. Olive. 

Christian Education 

The battle for general education has been won. Bap- 
tists have been in the thick of this fight. If Baptists were 
now to go out of educational work, our people would Hkely 
be educated. It is no longer a question of educating our 
people, but it is a question of what kind of education we 
shall give them. 

We Baptists have several schools: three colleges- 
Wake Forest, Meredith and Chowan ; we have about fif- 
teen secondary schools ; and some schools privately owned 
and operated by Baptists. Let the Cumberland Association 
support and patronize Wake Forest College, Meredith Col- 
lege and Dell School. Dell School belongs in part to this 
Association and it is asked to elect two trustees. 

The next educational step to be taken by North Caro- 
lina Baptists is to co-ordinate all our Baptist schools 
into a Baptist system of education. We must at our next 
convention elect an agency for pushing regular collections 
for Christian Education in all our cnurches. There is a 
committee of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention 
at work on this serious problem. 

There is no need so acute among the Baptist schools of 
North Carolina as the completion of the church building at 
Wake Forest College. In this enterprise the life of the 
Baptist churches of the State are being brought to bear 
on the college where we are training our ministry for the 
future. This building is a new point of contact between 



14 Sixth Annual Session of the 

our educational work and our Baptist churches. The Cum- 
berland Association was asked for $500.00 for this house of 
the Lord. So far it has given about $50.00. We recom- 
mend that an active committee be appointed to take this 
matter in hand and press it with energy until December 
when we hope to dedicate this house free of debt. 

Ministerial Education is coming back into its original 
place in our work of education. As the weight of our 
schools and colleges tails directly on our churches, the very 
hfe and support of our educational institutions are made 
to hang upon the effi:iency of our gospel ministry. Minis- 
terial education at Wake Forest College and ministerial 
education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary have 
been combined into one budget; $9,000.00 is needed this 
year. Let the churches of this associatisn take at least one 
collection for the cause the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. N. Johnson. 

Address by W. N. Johnson. Four dollars and sixty 
cents was given for the church at Wake Forest- 
Association then adjourned till F'riday morning. 

FRIDAY— Morning Session 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. Mr. 
Earley. House was called to order by the Moderator. It 
was ordered that the report of the Finance Committee be 
turned over to the Auditing Committee. 

After some discussion by the brethren it was agreed 
that the apportionment plan be continued. 

Ministerial Relief 

Th Te are about forty receiving aid from this Board at 
the present time, and there are some applications for help 
pending, showing that the increase of beneficiaries may be 
expected to continue. The beneficiaries receive from 
twenty-five to two hundred dollars per year. Some of 
them have no other means of support, and therefore need 
more. 

It is the aim of this B )ard thit n^ oie who has been a 
worthy pr )cla mer of G )d's truth shall suffer for the ne- 
ces cities of lif i. W )jld it no: be a great thing for these 
faithful men of God if every Baptist of the State would 



C^umberland Baptist Association 15 



share this aim with our Board? Nearly three-fifths of the 
churches of the bt ate contritute rothirg to this ciuse. 
The amounts contributed by most of those which do con- 
tribute to it are usually small compared with the amounts 
tontributed to other objects. 

Your Committee urges that each church in the Associ- 
ation make regular contributions to this object, just as to 
State Missions, Orphanage, etc. We also urge that a 
special contribution be made at the service nearest Christ- 
mis. In this way we shall have an opporiuniiy to show 
our gratiude for the ;aitntul service winch has been ren- 
dered by these aged mihisters who were not paid sufficient- 
ly during their active ministry to enaoie them lO provide 
against poverty in their old age. ■ 

RespectfUy submitted, 

D. C. Rogers. 

Remarks by Rev. J. S. Snyder and J. A. Oates. 

Religious Literature 

Religious literature is vitally associated with three im- 
portant things— intormation, inspiration, and direction. 
The kind of literature we have in mind is not that which 
comes to us in a book but m a paper or small magazine, 
hence we may say that i s chief fa ure is intormation. 
And inasmuch as the intorm itijn biings to us impjrtant 
facts, fajts t:iat have to do wicli life and spiritual condi- 
tions there is inspiration on the page ot tne religious peri- 
odical. But all puwer and moiion should be directed, and 
that provision is tounu in the religious leature. Intorma- 
tion is fact, inspiration is lact on fire. While directrjn is 
the warm fact helpfully related to life and the Kingdom. 

We now have a wealth or literature and the facts that 
it pours into the life take fire from the human spirit, and 
the life goes in the direction of tne mjving of the inoorn 
impulse. Inasmuch as this is a time when there isa great 
need of co-jperatim in Kingdjm m wem^nts, religiouo lit- 
erature should be in evc^ry home to give it a religious tone, 
before the eyes ot our boys and girls to give their lives the 
right direction, and in the hand ot the strong to call into 
use their powers in hand and heart, before the face of the 
aged to ma ;e happy by reason of tne progress they now 
see manifest in life's realness. 

J. S. Snyder. 

Remarks by Rev. J. S. Snyder. Report adopted. 



16 Sixth Annual Session of the 

An address on the Dell School was delivered by E. A. 
Early. As per request of the address the following were 
elected trustees of the Dell School from this association : 
J. A. Gates and J. R. Thagard. 

The address on State Missions was delivered by Rev. 
Livingston Johnson. Remarks by J. L. Holland. 

On motion, the following resolution was adopted : "That 
this association appoint a committee to co-operate with the 
State Mission Board. Hereafter Associational Missions 
will be known as State Missions. The above committee is 
J. A. Oates and J. R. Thagard. 

It was agreed to allow the clerk $10 for his services. 

The closing exercises were conducted by Rev. L. John- 
son reading the 12th chapter of Romans. The association 
adjourned to meet with the Cumberland Union Church 
Wednesday before the third Sunday in October, 1915. 

J. A. Oates, Moderator, 
G. B. Sessoms, Clerk. 



To Report at Next Session 

State Missions J.W.Cobb 

Home Missions B. Townsend 

Foreign Missions A. H.Porter 

Orphanage J. R. Thagard 

Christian Education Pastor at Massey Hill 

Public Morals Lee Fox 

State of the Churches Jno. A. Oates 

Ministerial Relief _ J.L.Holland 



Cumberland Baptist Association 17 



Woman's Missionary Union 



THE WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION of the Cumber- 
land Association met with the Cedar Creek Church 
October 4th, 1914. The meeting was opened by the 
audience repeating in concert the 23rd Psalm. Prayer by 
Miss lula Olive. 

On account of sickness in her family Mrs. D. C. Rogers 
could not be present so Miss Olive acted as Vice-President. 
The following committees were appointed : 

Time and Place— Mrs. E. Lee Fox, Mrs. Flora Thames 
and Miss Mary Jessup. 

Nomination — Mrs. J. A. Vann, Miss Eva Byrne and 
Mrs. G. F. Wheeler. 

Interesting talks were made by Miss Olive, Mrs. Vann, 
Mrs. Hall and other. Prayer was offered for the warring 
nations, and for our beloved Miss Heck that she might be 
restored to health and service. 

The meeting re-assembled at 1:30 o'clock. Several ex- 
cellent talks were made at the afternoon service. Mrs. 
Vann and Mrs. James Hall spoke on Personal Service. Miss 
lula Olive spoke on "Woman's Part in Missions." 

Miss lula Olive was elected Vice-President for the next 
year. Mrs. G. T. Rackley was re-elected Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Lecture— Mr. John A. Oates of Fayetteville— The Re- 
ligions of the Nations Now at War. 

The next session will meet with the Rockfish Church at 
the regular time in October, 1915. 

Miss lULA Olive, Vice-President, 
Mrs. J. R. Thagard, Sect'y Pro. Tern. 



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OFFICERS 

J. A. Oates, Moderator , Fayetteville 

R. F. Simmons, Clerk Fayetteville 

J. F. Fisher, Treasurer : Fayetteville 



TIME OF NEXT MEETING 
Sharon, October 11, 12. 13. 1916 

(22 Miles S. E. of Fayetteville) 



CONSTITUTION 

Article I. This Association shall be denominated and known as 
the CuTiberland Bantist Association. 

Art. 2 The object of t>iis Ass-ciptinn shall be the promotion of 
Christ's Kingdom amond men. and the m^ans of accomplisbing this 
shall be in strict conformity with the New Tf^stampnt 

Art. 3. This Association shall be comnns>d of delegates chcen by 
the churches connected with it, each church being entitled to three dele- 
gfates. and ordained ministers having care of churches in the Associa- 
tion, and members of the executive board and ordained ministers 
having their membership In churches belonging to the Association and 
living within the bounds thereof. 

Art. 4. The delegates from each church shall bear a letter certi- 
fying their appointment, and giving an account of the condition of their 
church and a statement of all funds contributed to hsnevo'ent purposes 
during" the year. 

Art. 5. The oflScers of this Association shall h« a, Moderator, a 
Clerk and Treasurer, who shall be annually chos=^n ^y h-^ilotfrom among 
the members of the churches composing this As'?ociaiion by a majority 
of the members voting, and shall continue in office until their success 
ors are elected. 

Art. 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preside during the 

deliberation of the body, to enforce an observance of the Constit iti'^n, 

preserve deconim, appoint committees, decide all qnest^^ion of order. 

give his opinion on any question under consideration after others are 

done speaking, and give the casting vote in ca^e of a t\f. 

A.RT. 7. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to reford th'^ nro^-^^dintis 

of each annual session, superintend the printing and distrihuMng of the 

minutes among the churches, and he shall be required to keep a fi'e of 

the minutes. 

Art. 8. It shaT ^- ""--^ '■''-^-' ''* the Treasurer to receive all funds 

sent up by the chur-'- ~- <- -o'lct^^ during the session of thi'' bodv and 

disburse the same foT ' e nbjert«! stated. He shall also make to the 

Association an annu^' "nort of the condition of ti^e trea«!ury 

Art. 9. The Asso-Sation shall appoint a-i EKficntive Biar-1 of 
seven members, v-Vio shall have the superintendence of Associational 
missions and s'-"' ">ier objects as may be entrnpte-' ♦^o th^m Thev 
shall have power to disburse all sums paid to them bv the Treasurer of 
Ihe Association for the object under their charge, and to collect and 
disburse funds for these objects during the intervals bfttwesn the meet- 
iP£!<: of this body. The members of this bonrd shall be answerable to 
the Association for their acts, and shall make an annuil report to the 
A ^^so^'fition of their doinfjs 

Art 10 Any church desiring ♦o bpcome a m- mber shall nre^ent 

her petit'on at an annual session of this body, through the delegates 
ano inted for that o^rooie, and if fr* Association shall not consent to 
receive her. the Moderator shall extend the right hand of fellowship to 
the delegates. 



Art. 11. Th^ Association shall not maintain fellowship with any 
of the churches v^hich reelect to preserve gospel order, but shall not 
entertain any charge against any church unlsss it is brought in through 
8 church. 

Art. 12. The Association may invite visiting brethren to seats and 
extend to them all the privileges of regular delegates, except that 
of voting: 

Art. 13. The annual session of this body shall commence on 
Wednesday before the third Sabbath in October, at such a place the 
Association may select. 

Art. 14. By appointment there shall be preached at each annual 
session, an introductory and a missionary sermon. 

Art. 15. This constitution may be amended at any annual session 
by a vote of two thirds of the membership present. 



Ordained Ministers 

J. S. Snyder .___ FayetteviHe 

E. Lee Fox > ledman 

W R Johnson , Cedar Creek 

W, E. Dunnegan Hope Mills 

W. M. Page _ Fayetteville 

B R. Page _ Winterville 

R. L Clifton Fayetteville 

E. I. Olive _ Fayetteville 

R. E. Brickhouse Fayetteville 

J H. Bianton Fayetteville 

W. A. Humphrey Fayetteville 

D. L, Johnson White Oak 



Delegates to Baptist State Convention 

J. A. Oates, W. E Dunnigan, H. B. Downing 



Delegates to Southern Baptist Convention 

J. S. Snyder, Alternate, R. E. Brickhouse 



Committee on Enlistment, Co-operation and Sunday Schools 

J. S. Snyder, H. B. Downing, D. C. Rogers, R. F. Simmons, J. A. Oates 



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LIST OF DELEGATES 

Beaver Dam— E. S. Smith, J. A. Hall, W. A. West 

Beulah — R. C. Rogers, L. S. Cain 

Bladen Union — J. L. Holland, A. L. Carroll, H. L. 
Tyson 

Cape Fear— F. A. Marsh, R. L. Butler, G. T. Rack- 
ley 

Cedar Creek— Geo. W. Jackson, D. W. Carter, G. H. 
Clark 

Cedar Falls — W. M. Warren, A. M. Murchison, A, 
K. Mason 

Cumberland Union — M. G. Hair, A. J. Bedsole, J. 
W. Mintz 

Evergreen — William K. Carty, Clarance Vinson, 
Thomas Cashwell 

Fayetteville— ist. W. H. Powell, W. B. Malloy, J. A. 
Gates 

Fayetteville — 2nd. H. B. Downing. 

Green Springs— M. W. McArthur, C. E. Hall, M. A. 
Canady 

Hope Mills— J. F. Fisher, H. J. Hall, J. E. Hulon 

Judson — John Horn, D. D. Jones, S. M. Cain 

Lebanon — D. J. Smith, W. A. Beard, Henry Beard 

Manchester — Not represented 

Magnolia— J. N. Beard, J. W. D. Hall, W. T. Fisher 

Massey Hill — R. G. Jackson, J. D. Simmons, J. R. 
Wallace 

Mt. Gillead— T. J. Harris, C. S. Bennett, K. L. Ben- 
nett 

Mt. Pisgah — A. A. Cain, Cleveland Pate, Lucian 
Tew 

Pleasant Gove— W. H. Downing, Scott Turner, M. 

J. Grumpier 

Peters Creek — Not Represented 

Rockfish— Z. B. Newton, C. H. Ellis, D. C. Rogers 

Sharon— W. C. Beard, A. B. Beard, W. A. Fisher 



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Shiloh— B. W. Butler, J. S. Cain, W. A. Sewell 
Stedman — J. B. Bryant, Harvey Hubbard, W. C. Aver- 

itt . 

Suggs Grove — R. H. Edge, A. A. Edge 
Tabernacle— B. F. Jones, W. F. Townsend, F. A. 

Bullock 

Union Springs — W. H. Butler, J. A. Collins, J. A. 

Dean 



Seventh Annual Session 



PROCEEDINGS 

Cumberland Union Baptist Church. 
Cumberland County, 
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1915. 
The Cumberland Baptist Association held its Seventh 
Annual Session with Cumberland Union Baptist Church, 
Cumberland county. 

The Annual introductory sermon was preached by 
Dr. Hight C. Moore, after which the Association was call- 
ed to order by the Moderator J. A. Gates, and the following 
officers elected: J. A. Gates, Moderator: R. F. Simmons, 
Clerk; J. F. Fisher, Treasurer; Adjournment for dinner. 

Wednesday — Afternoon Session 

The Association re-assembled at 1:15 o'clock. Called 
to order by the Moderator, Reading of Church letters, and 
calling roll of churches dispensed with. 

The following committees were appointed by the 
Moderator during the Session. 

Committee on Finance, W. H. Powell, C. R. Pope. 
Committee on enlistment, Co-operation, Sunday Schools, 
and to appoint writers and prepare Program for next ses- 
sion; 

J. S. Snyder; H. B. Downing; D. C. Rogers; R. F. 
Simmons; J. A. Gates: 

Report on Work of the Grphanage, presented by F. 
B. Hamrick. 

ORPHANAGE REPORT 

Our Orphanage is the keysione in the arch of Christian servic3. If 
this st.>ne is properly pi iced all the others in the arah will hold firm, 
if it is impr.'perly placed the whole structure is in danger. 

Love for tV^e Orphanage am^ng* our brethren is intense but not 
universal. The great need is to lay upon the heirt of every churcli and 
Sunday Scho il the Orphanage obligation. If this convumaiatlan is ever 
reach d the problem for aaipii; support for the institution will bes.'lved. 



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Owing to the larje advance that has been made within the past 
year the Orphanage is heavily in debt. This brings the unpleasant 
necessity of making a large outlay for interest on borrowed money, 
which goes to banks instead of to the children This ought not so to 
be. We are abundantly abb to pay every dollar the institution owes 
this year, and if able, we ought to be willing 

It is proposed to our people that the income of one day be sacred- 
ly set aside, at or near Thanksgiving day, and devoted to the Orphan- 
age. If this would seize the hearts of our people, and every man, wo- 
man and child would enter heartily into ths loving service, every dol. 
lar of debt would be wiped out, and the institiution would ba free from 
the bondage that now hampers its work and curtails its usefulness. 

We earnestly urge every member of the churches of this associa- 
rion to join the "work day movement" and give the proceeds of one day's 
labor or income to the Orphanage. We may do more but we should not 
do less. 

Every Sunday school ought to set a side one Saaday in each month 
a3 Orphanage day andgiva tit; members an opportunity to cii .-. - l con- 
tribuoion to the Oiphaai;ge. Only a little over one third of uur j^aptist 
Sunday schools are enrolled among this loyal band of monthly givers. 

Every Sunday school ought to take a club of Charity and Children 
and an individual copy for pastors and homes that are not represented 
in the Sunday school' The paper is the right arm of the institution, 
and aside from the information and inspiration it furnishes, produces a 
good dividend for the suppori of the Orphana^^e 

During is thiry y-^ars of coiitioudd growth the institution has shelt. 
eied and trained over KiOO b ys and girls, who are now out in the stale 
as teachers, proachf rs, doctors, print-rs, farmers, business men and fath- 
ers and mothers of hapt^y homes There are 9 in various colleges and 
'about a dozen in the denomnational high schools. The present numbed 
is 500—450 at Tiiomasville, 50 at Kennedy Home- with an average cost 
of 8113.28 per child or 31 cents the day, aggregating an annual cost of 
$56,540 00 

Our Orphanage has been enlarged and still the task lonms before us 

as just begun Vv^e urge every member of this association that they re- 

igard the Orphanage in Jarger terms as an opportunity unparallelled. Ti-is 

v/auiLg do>,r stands too wide for "same as last year" contributions to 

ever satisfy any working boay of Baptists. 

Your committee recommend: 

1. A liberal Thanksgiving offering emphasizing the importance of 
''WORK DAY,"' giving not less than one day's labor or income to the Or 
phanage 

2. Taat every Sunday school will sacredly set apart the collection 

of one Sunday m each monh for tae suport of the Orphanage. 

3. Tna. e/ery Sunday school take a club of Charity and Children 
This association tias seven children ataur Orphanage costing $113.2b 

each or a total ol $792.98. Of this amount we only paid $456,43. May 
we not make a united effort to take care of our own? 



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Remarks on report by F. B. Hamrick, HightC. Moore 
aud J. S. Snyder. Adopted. 

Clerk instructed to write Superintendent of each Sunday 
school in the association, to urge each member of Sunday 
school to give one day's wages, or earnings, to the Or- 
phanage as a Thanksgiving offering. 

Report on Religious I^iterature presented by Dr. Hight 
C. Moore. 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS LITERATURE 

It is impossible to overestimate tiie importance of religious litera- 
ture in the home, the church, and the community. We say good religious 
literature for there are a great many books and papers that "wear the 
livery' of heaven to serve the devil in." Beware of false literature, for 
it is ruinous in the extreme. And let us write a little larger in our 
church life this command of Paul to Timothy: "Give attendance to 
reading." 

In carrying out this command we should read our Bibles more, both 
as individuals and in the home, for it is the religious as well as the liter- 
ary masterpiece of the world. 

We ought also to read good books and papers that help us in under- 
standing and obeying the Bible. 

We commend as worthy the wider circulation among our people: 
the periodicals of our Sunday School Board of Nashville, Tenn.; the 
Home Field of Atlanta and the Foreign Mission Journal of Richmond, 
representing our great Mission Boards; Charily and Children, the organ 
of our Orphanage at Thomasville; and the Biblical Recorder published 
at Ra-iji^Q and for more than eighty years the organ of the Baptist 
State Convention of North Carolina. 

Take these papers; read them; pass their messages on to others; 
translate them into personal usefulness; and then promote individual 
and denominational intelligence and efficiency. "Give attendance to 
reading.' ' 

Remarks by Dr. Moore, J. S. Snyder, J. t,. Holland, 

L. B. Olive and E. I^ee Fox. Adopted. 

Thursday Morning Session 

Association assembled at lo o'clock, Rev, R. B. Brick- 
house conducting the devotional exercises. 

The following visiting brethren were recognized by 
the Moderator: Dr. W. I^. Poteat, Dr. lyivingston Johnson, 
B. L. Middleton, G. B. I^ineberry, J. A. Campbell, h. B. 
Olive. 



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Report on Foreign Missions presented by Rev. R. E. 
Brickliouse. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS 

One of the most encouraging things of our Convention is the fact 
that State Mission work has been gaining ground all through the years. 
Our churches are contributing two and a half times as much to this work 
as they did fifteen years ago when Dr. Livingston Johnson began as 
secretary of the Board. And the gains along all lines have fully kept 
step with the financial increase. 

The report which Dr. Johnson made to the Convention last Decem- 
ber justifies the above statement. From that report we quote as 
follows: 

There were 161 missionaries last year, who labored in 41 associa- 
tions. The figures this year, when compared with those of last, shov/ 
the follcwinar increase: Baptisms 332, and by letter 327. Five more 
churches were being built and nine more completed this year than last. 
There was the following increase in contributions: Pastor's salary. 
$2,932.84; church building. $2,925 07; benevolent objects, $3,402.65; total 
$9,260.56." 

That report further shows that 1,836 were added by letter; 2,726 
professions of fai'h; forty-six church buildings being constructed and 
twenty-four completed; and five churches organized. 

While there was a small dtbt at the close of last year, yei no 
gloom settled upon the work. But now let every Baptist remember his 
obligation to his Lord and do his part that there be no debt when the 
year closes on the 15th of November next. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R^E. Brickhouse, 

Report on Foreign Missions presented by Rev. J. S. 
Snyder. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS 
Foreign missions are found in the Old and New Testaments both as 
to spirit and endeavor. Abraham was the first foreign missionary, for in 
response to the call of God he left home and went into a heathen 
country to be to the people wha-t God was to niai — a blessing. Eventhe 
cultured Josiah, the Paul of theOld Testament, who lived in the 
capital of the Jewish people delivered many messages of hope 
to other than the Israelites. While Jesus spent mostof the time 
among the lost sheep of the house of Israel, He touched Gentile 
territory at least three times. Paul was proud of his lineage 
and though his hearts desire was that his own people might be saved, 

as much as lay in him he was willing to preach the gospel at Rome 

also. 



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With some measure of the spirit and vision of patriarchs and 
prophets, of Jesus and the apostles, Southern Baptists are trying to be a 
blessing to people who are not blessed with Christianity and attend- 
ing institutions as they have been. And so through their agencies of 
missionary endeavor they are preaching and teaching the gospel in both 
pagan and papal land. Thev are giving the gospel to pso'aD people because 
to them Jesus is not represented, whil»* they are giving the gospel to 
papal lands because to them Jesus is misrepresented. 

The conviction is held that our mission is a ministry tolife, and so in 
part we are reproducinsr the ministPf of Jesus, in tkat we send the 
teacher and the physician as well as the Evangelist. 

The advance in the work interest and gifts at home and in the 
number of workers on the field and the results of the labors, has been 
great. Inasmuch as we are still so far below what is commensurate with our 
ability, this is not so manifest until the figures of fifi^een years ago are 
put by the side of those of this year. We have abundance reason to 
thank God and do mo re. 

Just now we should look at the world conditions in the light of the 
cross. The falling of European civilization under the charge of armies 
should cause us to take stock of our faith to see at least how it should be 
related to life. This writer believes that all building should be on 
the rock fourdation of the teaching of Jesuss, and the christian should 
be so unselfish as to make it possible for all peoples to hava snch a 
foundation upon which to build for time and eternity. 

As to the work a nd personnel of the Foreigh Mission Board, the char- 
acter of the fields, the equipment of our assets on the fip1d. how much 
Southern Baptists srivp ar<» r11 found in our denominational litPrature 

which can be had for the asking 

J. S Snyder 

Report on Home ]\T\'^'=^ions presented by Rev. J. S. 
Snyder, 

PFPORT ON HOME MISSIONS 
The Home Mi-^inp Bn^rd located in Atlanta Georgiais a large com- 
mittee appointed h^' the Southern Baptist Convention to collect funds 
and disburse th^t" for misci'^ri purnoses in the territory of the Southern 
Bjiptif!t Conven'io ■. The Board was organic^d in 1845, thoiyear theCon- 
vention was organized, and during the long time of its existence it has 
bf><»n an effpctive "gencv in esta>>Hshing and rnaintaining churches, and 
more recently in helping support schools and in sending out f»vangplists. 
The work ot the Home Mission Board is quite complffx, possiblv 
more s« than any denominational agency we have; Its work is with na- 
tives and foreigners. "« ith whites and blocks, with towns and cities, witk 
congested population and the frontier, with the unevanirilized and illit- 
erate. The program ot the Board is comprehensive and is sufficiently 
varied to appeal with one feature or another to eery Baptist in the 
South. 



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Four hundred and fifty thousand dollars is a small amount for our 
churches to contribute in a territory so Invge and just now flooded with 
a foreign population in her coast cities. Cities in the South are becom- 
ing large, and that means a task to save the youth that go from the coun 
try in qiest of weilth and pleasure Certai->ly ''^e should blend patrio- 
tism and loyalty to Jesus Christ in our support of Home Missions. 

J. S. Snyder. 

Dr. lyivingston Johnson, addressed the association on 
the subject of missions, and especially on State Missions. 
All reports on Missions adopted. 

Report on Christian Education presented by Rev. R. 
B. Brickhouse. 

REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Many have been the achievements of Baptists, thus givin;; ^.'-^ vis a 
heritage rich withprieileges and opportunities And with every passing 
day grows greater 'he Baptist responsibility. Amid the restlessness of 
this ase it behooves us to retain that fore thought and poise which have 
characterized Baptists from the very beginning of their existence. For 
there are forces at work to thwart the purposes of God's people; and in- 
fluences abroad that tend to di)5para?e the importance of training lives 
for the noblest service: which service we designate as Christian Educa- 
tion. 

Baptists have learnod that religion without education is almost fruit 
less, and educacion without religion is often a curse instead of being a 
D'essing. So our purpose today is to combine the two, giving to the 
world well trained men and women, qualified for the best service to 
church and state. 

We ha- e three colleges, Wake Forest, Chowan and Meredith, and 
several high schools, which are accomplishing wonders in giving to the 
denomination and to the world the type of men and women needed to 
train the rising generation for higher and better things. And what has 
already been accomplished in this field of labor justifies great effort and 
more sacrifices on our part today. 

Our people have much faith in the method of combining head and 
heart culture. Therefore, the last session of our State Convention crea- 
teda new Board of Education, placing Christian Education on the budge* 
of the churches, — giving it a regular place in the group of Convention ob- 
jects. 

As the founding of each of our colleges pointed the way to greater 
things we believe that this new movement constitutes another stepping 
stone in the achievements of our denomination. Dr. R. T. Vann, our 
secretary, already h^s the new work well in hand, and it is our duly to 
join him as he leads in this important work. The Board of Education 
will need nearly $3,000 before the first of December in order that the 
work will not be retarded at this poinl. 



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So brethren, let us work and pray that the Lord may get glory to 
Himself as we serve Him in the field of Christian Education. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. E. Brickhouse. 

The Moderator recognized Rev. R. E. Brickhouse, 
who yields his time to the representatives of the various 
educational institutions present. 

The Moderator recognized Bro. Olive, of Dell School 
who gave a brief report of the work of Dell School. 

The Moderator recognized j. A. Campbell of Buies 
Creek, who made a brief report of the work being carried 
on there. 

The Moderator recognized Dr. W. L. Poteat, President 
of Wake Forest College, who gave a very able address on 
Christian Education. Report adopted. 

After various announcements the association adjourn- 
ed till 1:30 P. M. 

Thisrsday Afternoon Session 

The association reassembled at the appointed time 
and was opened with a song. 

Miscellaneous business was taken up. By invitation 
the next session of the association will meet with Sharon 
church. 

Report on the state of the Churches presented by J. 
A. Oates. 

REPORT ON STATE OF THE CHURC'^JES 

The local church is the pulse of the denomination. Its life and 
spirit determines the life and spirit of the larger co operative body. The 
strength or weakness of any unit means so much strength or weakness 
to the paternal enterprise of all the units No church liveth to itself and 
no church dieth to itself. Co-operation is written full on the face of all 
life— vegetable, animal, spiritual. And too, the law of interdependence 
is mightier than the law of independence. The unattached, the unhar- 
nessed unit plays a small part in modern life. We have gone from the 
one cylinder to the sixteen cylinder and the reason is plain In religion 
we surely need this battery system of woris:— this co-operative contribu- 
tion of power for efBciency that we as a people pull the steepest hills and 
go through the hardest pulls with the least strain and the least friction 

To that end we do well to study the condition of the individual unit 
the local church, that we may give to it the best paternal assistance of 
which the conbined effort of the denomination is capable. 



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Affiliation co-partnership and co operation should mark every step 
of our church life. As I see it, our Baptist people are not pulling simply 
because they are not hitched up In the association there is room for 
large development—not because they are opposed to co-operation, but 
because there is no co operative agency to as&ist our churches in the 
work of denominational benefactions. 

The writer sees the ne?d of co operation — 

1. Ii3 the forming of fields. 

2. In holding Mission Institutes. 

3. In Developing Systematic Giving. 

It is therefore recommended that a standing committee of five be 
appointed to take charge of this forward looking w; rk of development and 
co-operation and that they arrange a campaign to visit all our churches 
and assist them through the coming year in enlistment and co-oper 
atioa. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jno. a. Gates. 

Report on Public Morals presented by Rev. E. Lee 
Fox. 

PUBLIC MORALS 

It would be a difficult problem to give a code of rules satisfactory in 
regard to public morals. It will only be our purpose to name just a iew 
things seemingly helpful. 

First, what is the purpose of public morals. What does immorality 
mean? Immorality is defined indifferent terms by many people. Lawshave 
been made that the strong may not oppress the weak. The Book of 
books has laid down the code of morals; if we would follow, there will 
be no mistakes. 

Some of the immoral acts that should take our attention are: dese- 
cration of the Sabbath, profanity, gambling, drunkenness, all unclean- 
ness or covetousness of which Paul says, "let it not be once named 
among you, as becometh saints" - all of which can be dealt with in such 
away that public sentiment will regard them as base in the very lowest 
degree. These immoral acts have a telling influence upon the political 
life, religious life and social life. 

If we solve the problem of political life, we should resort to truthful" 
ness and honesty and righteousness. If the problem of religious life is 
wisely determieed, we must follow the words of the Great King, "whatso- 
ever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them." If 
the social problem of life is rightly dispensed with, many things of an 
enjoyable nature will be avoided, and an earnest adherence to the words 
of Him that makes no mistakes considered. "If thy right eye offend thee 
pluck it out, and cast it from thee." In short, the moral problem can be 
condensed in the words of our Saviour, Render therefore unto Caesar 
the things which are Ceasar's, and unto God the things that are God's. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. Lee Fox. 



1*^ Seventh Annual Session of the 

Spoken to by Bro. J. A. Gates and Rev. W. E. Dun- 
negan. Report adopted. 

REPORT BY COMMITTEE ON DELL SCHOOL 

"Your committee on Dell School recommend fhat the 
Cumberland association pay |i6o.oo each year for three 
years, and that the churches of the association be asked to 
take a special collection for this object, and in case any 
church has a system of contributing that such churcb 
through its proper authority give a per cent of its gifts to 
the board of education to Dell School." 

J. R. Thaggard 
C. R. Pope 
J. S. Snyder. 
Report adopted. 
Report on Sunday schools by R. F. Simmons. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

The Sunday School has well been termed the pulse of the church. 
Its value as an agency for the promotion of riarhteousness and the ad- 
vancement of God's kingdom in the world is realized and appreciated in 
this utilitarian age as never before. It has paid better dividends for 
Christianity than any other investment of equal energy and time, Pos- 
sibly the explanation can be found in the opportunity it offers for per- 
sonal and individual work. 

The organized cl ?ss movement has had a large share of attention 
in the Sunday school department in North Carolina. The growth of that 
work in nation, state and association has surpassed the expectations of its 
most ardent supporters. There are many advantages presented by this 
movement but there are also some perils which must be overcome. 
May we seek con'iuously to utilize all the gocd there is in the move- 
ment and at the same time, press iu a vigoroas way the means by 
which the perils incident to the work may be avoided. Your committee 
would earnestly recommend: 

1. That all organized classes in our Sunday schools shall be re- 
quested to co-operate with our denominational Sunday school work. 

2. That we use the new graded lessonsiisued by oar Sunday school 
Board. 

3. That when possible each church hold a training school for its 
Sunday school teachers. 

4. That Sunday school literature be purchased and distributed by 
each church in this association. 



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5. That special effort be made by pastors, superintendents and oth- 
er Sunday school workers to enlist in the Sunday school the adult mem- 
bers of our churches, as well as an increasing attendance on the part of 
the children. 

6. That we encourage the organization of Sunday schools in all our 
churches, and branch and mission Sunday schools be organized wherever 
practical so that a Sunday school may be accessible to every man, wo- 
man and child within our associational bounds. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. F. Simmons, Ct m. 

Spoken to by G. K. lyineberry from Chowan College 
Report adopted. 

Report on Ministerial Relief presented by Bro. J. L. 
Holland. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

Your Committee on Ministerial Relief beg to say that the exact 
number helped by the board, we cannot give at presfent; though it is not 
probable that the number is less than last year; vhen forty or more 
were being aided. It is to be regretted that many of oiir churches pay 
their pastors so little when in active work, and when they have gotten on 
the shelf, we seemingly forget them. We should remember they re- 
ceived nothing to lay up for old age. In James 2-16 we read, "And one 
of you say unto them depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled, notwith- 
standing ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; 
what doth it profit?" And in the face of these facts, many of our 
churches give nothing to this cause. We should consider this a privilege 
as well as a duty to give to those who have it not. We would urge it on 
every church in our association to make a liberal contribution during 
the month of December for the benefit of these men of God, who have 
worn themselves out spreading the gospel in our land and country. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. L. Holland. 

Collection for minute fund to pay balance on minutes 
of last session $5.57, balance on minutes paid. 

On motion it was agreed to allow the Clerk ^10.00, 
for his services. 

On motion the association adjourned to meet with 
Sharon Baptist church on Wednesday October 11, 1916. 
Benediction by Bro. F. B. Hamrick. 



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The Woman's Missionary Union 
Department Cumberland As- 
sociation 

STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE 

1. At least two delegates attending each association- 
al meeting. 

2. Accurate report of year's work at each annual 
meeting. 

3. As many as two active societies in each church. 

4. 50 per cent of the women of the church enrolled 
in the society and as many as one fourth attending. 

5. A contribution from each member at least each 
quarter and a regular report to the associational superin- 
tendent. 

6. A definite aim to each mission object and that aim 
reached. 

7. An earnest effort to save the lost in the commu- 
nity. 

8. Keep the church and church-yard clean and at- 
tractive. 

9. Co-operate with and assist the pastor. 

10. Co-operate with the state W. M. U. 

CONSTITUTION; AIM; MOTTO 

This Constitution, Motto, Aim and "Standard of Ex- 
cellence" were all adopted June 16, 191 5 at a call meet- 
ing of the Union which met at Fayetteville First church 
in which 19 of the 21 societies were represented. Also it 
was decided that a red star be given each society, on the 
Superintendent's chart, each time they send in their quar- 
terly report and if the four reports are sent in promptly a 
gold star is given them on the annual report which goes 



Cumberlard Baptist Assocfation ' 17 

on these pages. It is understood that each society that is 
stamped with a star in the following report has a gold star 
on the Superintendent's chart. 

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the W. M. U. 

Hope Mills, Oct. 3, 1915. 

The meeting was opened with devotional exercises by 
the President. Committee named and business attended 
to. 

Talks by Mrs. N. G. Duncan, Mrs. D. C. Rogers, Miss 
Louise Powell, Mrs. B. F. Beasly and Miss Blanch Barrus, 
-State Secretary, all interesting, instructive and spicy. Tlie 
work of the Training School, Mission Study classes, Y. 
W. A. and Sunbeam work were all discussed in the A. M. 
The Sunbeams were of very great interest and importance. 

After an hour of lunch and recreation the body reas- 
sembled for the afternoon session. Reports from all the 
societies were presented except two which were new socie- 
ties that had met only once since organization. Since last 
annual meeting there have been 3 W. M. S. and 4 Sun- 
beam bands organized. The work is very encouraging, 
for the societies have all done well. Yet we cannot say 
that each has done all that it could. 

Interesting talks about how to get attendance and 
contributions, interesting programs were made by Miss 
Barrus, Miss Page and others. 

Mrs. Beasley read the obituary report. Three of our 
active workers in the association had died and of course 
we all feel that Miss Heck's death is our loss. 

The same obituary committee was re-elected. Com- 
mittee on time and place announced that we are to meet 
at Sharon church, October 1915, second Sunday. The 
same officers re-elected with a few new ones added. They 
are as follows: Superintendent, Mrs. J. M. Graham, God- 
win; Y. W. A. Leader, Mrs. Jas. Hall, Fayetteville; Sun- 
beam Leader, Mrs. N. G. Duncan, Fayetteville; Secretary 
and Treasurer, Mrs. G. F. Rackly, R. F. D. Fayetteville. 



18 Seventh Annnal Session of the ] 

The meeting was dismissed and everybody adjourned | 

witli a deep feeling of gratitude to the most gracious and < 

hospitable Hope Mills ladies. ;| 

Mrs. lula Olive Graham, President ] 
Miss Kathleen Melvin, Sec. protem. 



Cumberland Beutist Associatinn 19 



CONSTITUTION OF THE W. M. U., CUMBERLAND 

ASSOCIATION. 



PREAMBLE 



We. the women of the Baptist churches of the Cumberland Assr ela- 
tion, desirous of stimulating the missionary spirit and grace of giving 
among the women and children of the churches, Bnd of aiding in the 
collection of funds for missionary purposes to be disbursed by the State 
and Southern Baptist Convention Boards, adopt the following consti- 
tution: 

Article 1 

Name: This organization shall be known a« the Woman's Mission- 
ary Union of Cumberland Association, Auxiliary to the General Associa- 
tion. 

Article 2 

Object: The object shall be fourfold: (1). To stimulate broader 
religious development on the part of the Baptist women, girls and chil- 
dren of the Association, and enlist all into active, personal endeavor for 
the salvation of those in their own communities. (2). To receive and 
distribute missionary information, to encourage the organization of mis- 
sionary societies among the women, girls and children. (3). To en- 
courage the earnest, systematic co-operation of women and children in 
contributing money for missions at home and abroad. (4). To co- 
operate with the W. M U. of the State in their system of giving, Stand- 
ard of Excellence they have outlined, and reporting our money to them 
each quarter. 

Article 3 

OflBcers: Sec. 1. The oflBcers shall be a Superintendent, Associate 
Superintendent, Secretary-Treasurer, Sunbeam Superintendent, Y. W. 
A. Superintendent, who together shall form the Executive Committee of 
the said Union. 

Sec. 2. Election. These officers shall be annually elected at the An- 
nual Associational Union for women, after nominations by a nominat- 
ing committee. 

Sec. 3. Duties. 1. Superintendent shall preside at all the meet, 
ings of the W. M. U. of the Association, all the meetings of the Execu- 
tive Committee, shall appoint all committees not otherwise provided for, 
shall organize new societies, send out quarterly report blanks and letters 
each quarter, and any other literature that is requested. 2. Associate 
Superintendent shall preside in the absence of the Superintendent, and 
shall be in position to assist and co-operative with the Superintendent 
at any time. 3. Secretary-Treasurer shall receive and dispose of all 
the funds for the Associational expenses according to the directions of 



the Union, shall keep an accurate record of the proceedings of the an- 
nual meeting and special meetings of said organization, prepare min- 
utes of the annual meeting, the financial and statistical tables of re- 
ports from the societies and submit them to the clerk of said Associa- 
tion for print in the minutes 4, Sunbeam Sup*=rintendent shall corre- 
spond with, visit and keep in touch with the Sunbeam Bands of the 
Association. She shall organize new bands, prepare special day pro- 
grams, and do all she can to interest and keep inspired the Sunbeams. 
5. Y. W. A. Superintendent shall organize and keep in touch with all 
the Y. W. A. woik of the Association. 

Article 4. 

Annual Meetinars: The annual meeting shall be held at such times 
and places as the Union may decide. As many as three delegates are 
requested to attend from each society. 

Article 5 

Conduct of Meetings: Each session of the Union shall be opened 
and closed with religious exercises, and the program shall be arranged 
by the Executive Committee in conference with the officers of the society 
with which the Annual Meeting is to be held. 

Article 6 

Amendments: The constitution may be amended or altered by a 
a two-thirds vote of members present at the Annual Meeting. 

Motto: "Onward and Upward." 

Aim: All Working Together Under The Same Organization To The 
Same Purpose. 






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Bladen Union 

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Cedar Creek 


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Cedar Falls 


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Cumberland Union 
Evergreen 


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1 00 


Fayetteville, 1 

Fayetteville. 2 

Green Spring 

Hope Mills 


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5 00 
5 00 
2 50 


Judson 


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Lebanon 


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Magnolia 


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25 00 
25 00 

3 00 

2 50 
15 00 
25 00 
25 00 

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7 00 
2 50 
5 00 

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15 00 

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1 00 
1 00 
1 00 
1 00 


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Massev Hill 


5 00 


Mt. Gilead 


5 00 


Mt. Pisgah 


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Peters Creek 

Pleasant Grove... 
Rockfish 


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5 00 
5 00 


Sharon 

Shlloh 


5 00 
2 50 


Stedman 


1 00 


Suggs Grove 


2 00 


Tabernacle 


3 00 


Union Springs 


2 00 



Church Treasurers should send the above amounts as follows: 
for Orphanage, direct to F. B. Hamrick, Treas., Thomasville. N, C. 
Dell School, Minute Fund, and Missien Churches to Union Meetings 
and Association. All others should be sent to Walters Durham, 
Raleigh, N. C, as collected. 



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OFFICERS 

J. A. Oates, Moderator Fayetteville 

R. F. Simmons, Clerk Godwin 

J. F. Fisher, Treasurer, ._ Fayetteville 



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TIME OF NEXT MEETING 
Cedar Falls, October 1 7th 1 9 1 7 

(7 Miles North of Fayetteville). 



Section One of the Constitution of the Baptist State Convention: 

The Baptist State convention shall be composd of three male repre- 
sentatives from each white Association in the State and one annual 
male representative appointed by the churches for every ten ($10.00) 
dollars contributed to its funds, and of such male life members as have 
been made so by the payment af thirty ($30-00) dollars at any one 
time to the Treasurer for the objects of the Convention. No church 
shall have more than ten representatives. No one shall be a member of 
the Convention who is not a member in good standing of a Baptist 
church in fellowship with us, and no other life member shall be made. 

CONSTITUTION. 

Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known as the 
Cumberland Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The object of this Association shall be the promotion of 
Christ's Kingdom among men, and the means of accomplishing this 
shall be in strict conformity with the New Testament. 

Article 3. This Association shall be composed of delegates chosen by 
the churches connected with it, each church being entitled to three 
delegates, and ordained ministers having care of churches in the Asso- 
ciation, and members of the executive board and ordained ministers 
having their membership in churches belonging to the Association and 
living within the bounds thereof. 

Article 4. The delegates from each church shall bear a letter certify- 
ing their appointment and giving an account o,f the condition of their 
chxirch and a statement of all funds contributed to benevolent purposes 
during the year. 

Article 5. The officers of this Association shall be a Moderator, a 
Clerk and Treasurer, who shall be annually chosen by ballot from 
among the members of the churches composing this Association by a 
majority of the members voting, and shall continue in office until their 
successors are elected. 

Article 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preside during 
the deliberation of the body, to enforce an observance of the Constitu- 
tion, preserve decorum, appoint committees, decide all question of or- 
der, give his opinion on any question mider consideration after others 
are done speaking, and give the casting vote in case of a tie. 

Article 7. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to record the proceed- 
ings of each annual session, superintendent the printing and distributing 
of the minutes among the churches, and he shall be required to keep a 
file of the minutes. 

Article 8. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all funds 
sent up by the churches or collected du»ring the session of this body and 
disburse the same for the objects stated. He shall also make to the As_ 
sociation an annual report of the condition of the treasury. 

Article 9. The Association shall appoint an Executive Board of 



seven members, who shall have the superintendence of Associational 
missions and such other objects as may be entrusted to them. They 
shall have power to disburse all sums paid to them by the Treasurer of 
the Association for the object under their charge, and to collect and 
disburse fimds for these objects during the intervals between the meet- 
ings of this body. The members o,f this board shall be answerable to 
the Association for their acts, and shall make an annual report to the 
Association of their doings. 

Article 10- Any church desiring to become a member shall present 
her petition at an annual session of this body, through the delegates 
appointed for that purpose, and if the Association shall not consent to 
receive her, the Moderator shall extend the right hand of fellowship 
to the delegates. 

Article 11. The Association shall not maintain fellowship with any 
of the churches which neglect to preserve gospel order, but shall not 
entertain any charge against any church unless it is brought in through 
a church. 

Article 12. The Association may invite visiting brethren to seats and 
extend to them all the privileges of regular delegates, except that of 
voting. 

Articl 13. The annual session of this body shall commence on Wed- 
nesday before the third Sabbath in October, at such a jjlace the Asso- 
ciation may select. 

Article 14. By appointment there shall be preached at each annual 
session, an introductory and a missionary serm-on. 

Ariel 15. This constitution may be amended at any annual session 
by a vote of two-thirds of the membership present, 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
J. A. Gates, Fayetteville ; H. B, Downing, Fayetteville; D. E. Melvin, 
Cedar Creek; D. C. Rogers, Hope Mills; F. M. Barrett, Fayetteville; 

COMMITTEE ON CO-OPERATION AND ENLISTMENT. 
J. F. Fisher, Fayetteville ; J. R. Thaggard, Cedar Creek. 

J. S. Snyder, Fayetteville; E. F. Jones, Rockfish; F. A. Marsh, Fay- 
etteville; F. M. Barrett, Fayetteville; J. W. Hall, Roseboro. 

OSDAINED MINISTERS 

Blanton, J. H. Fayetteville 

Brickhouse, R. E Fayetteville 

Clifton, R. L Fayetteville 

Collier, Daniel Linden 

Humphrey, W. A Fayetteville 

Johnson, W. R Cedar Creek 

Olive, E. I.. Louisville, Ky. 

Page, B. R Louisville, Ky . 

Page W. M Fayetteville 

Snyder, J. S Fayetteville 

Dunnegan, W. E Hope Mills 

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DELEGATES TO BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION I 

R. E. Brickhouse, J. S. Snyder, J. A. Gates. ,i 

DELEGATE TO SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION | 

J. A. Gates — J. S. Snyder, Alternate. i 

LIST OF DELEGATES TO ASSOCIATION i 

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Beaver Dam— Alex Hales, P. W. Smith, A. A. Melvin. . ] 

Beulah— L. S. Cain, R. C. Rogers, T. S. Cain. , j 

Bladen Union— P. V. Holland, R. W. Holland, Jack Carter. \ 
Cape Fear— G. T. Rackley, H. L. Hall, R. L. Butler. 

Cedar Creek — G F. Wheeler, Joel S. Johnson, John B. Clark. ■; 

Cedar Falls — W. A. Warren, D. L. Downing, Esther Lewis. ' 

Cumberland Union — A. J. Bedsole, G. T Jackson, T J. Hall. j 
Fayetteville, Ist— W. H. Powell, K G. Duncan, O C. Howard, L. G. ! 

Hair, E. J. Kennedy, F. R. Hall. ! 

Fayetteville, 2nd— V. F. Tally, H. B. Downing, C. F. Bedsole. ; 
Green Springs— K. W. McArthur, W. S. Bramble, A. L. Britt, W. V. ] 

Cannady. j 

Hope Mills— J. E. Hulon, J. W. King, J. D. McFadyen. i 

Judson — John Horn, H. L. Glphin, H. N. Canady. | 
Lebanon — D. J. Smith, Henry Beard, L. R. Williford. 
Magnolia— J. R. Bryant, Willard Riley, W. E. Strickland. 
Maasey Hill— F. M. Barrett, R. F. Simmons, R. L. Clifton. 

Mt. Tabor— J. B. Wilkins, W. R. Honeycutt, Gllin Godwin. i 
Peters Creek— L. M. Smith, G. C. Simmons, L. C. Smith. 

Rockfish- D. C. Rogers, R. F. Fisher, N. McDaniel. ^ 

Sharon— A. R. Beard, F. P. Smith, J. G. Melvin. I 
Shiloh— w' L. Ellis, J. S. Cain, W. F. McGee. 

Stedman— J. B. Bryant, J. H. Bryant, M. B. Page. i 

Tabernacle— E. F. Jones, F. J. Dees, W. F. Townsend. ^ 

"Vnion Springs— J. L. Allen, J. A. Collins, R. West. I 



PROCEEDINGS. 

Sharon Baptist Chiirch, 
Cumberland County, 
Wednesday, October 11, 1916. 
The Cumberland Baptist Association held its eighth annual sessiom 
with Sharon Baptist Church, Cumberland County. 

The annual introductory sermon was preached by Rev. R. E. Brick- 
house. Text, first chapter of Revelations. After which the Associa- 
tion was called to order by the moderator, J. A. Gates, and the fol- 
lowing officers elected by acclamation: 

J. A. Gates, Moderator, R. F. Simmons, Clerk; J. F. Fisher, Treas- 
urer. 

Adjournment for dinner. 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Association re-assembled at 1.30 o'clock. Called to order by the 
Moderator. The following Digest Committee appointed by the Mod- 
erator: R. F. Simmons, Danniel Beard; Finance Committee, A. B. 
Smith and W. H. Powell. Roll call of churches; reading church letters 
dispensed with. 

Report on work of the Grphanage, presented by D. W. Carter. 

Orphanage Report 

Our Grphanage is one of the best institutions of its kind in the State. 
It is now about 31 years old and has protected and trained 1,712 girls 
and boys. The attendance is 500 — 50 of them at the Kennedy Home, 
The estimated cost of maintaining these children for one year is $53,- 
510.73; for each child, per month, $9.09- 

If we Baptists could fully realize our duty toward this benevolent 
institution the financial difficulties would be solved. Gwing to the 
increased number of children the past two or three years and the 
high cost of living brought on a heavy debt, but by the increase in 
the current fund from the regular sources and the "one day's work 
movement," it is gratifying to know that the debt has been reduced 
nearly one-half in the past year. 

Now let us resolve that we will give one day's work or the pro- 
ceeds of one day's labor or income to the Orphanage, for the ap- 
proaching Thanksgiving offering, and let us set aside one Sunday in 
each month for the Orphanage contribution. We have about 2,000 Sun- 
day schools in the state and only about one-third of these are en- 
rolled in this monthly giving. 

Charity and Children, the organ of the institution, is a great stim- 
ulus in our Simday schools and produces good results. 

Report spoken to by Brother Johson, editor Charity and Children. 

Report adopted. 

Report on Ministerial Relief, presented by Bro. F. M. Barrett. 

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Report on Ministerial Relief. 

Your committee on Ministerial Relief beg to say that there are from 
thirty-five to .forty being helped by the board. God has called upon 
us to clearly discern between the objects of charity and those lines of 
growing work, wherein we spend our money with an expectancy of 
accumulative development. To cake care of the old preachers who have 
already invested themselves in the work of the Kingdom is no less a 
duty than to contribute to the preparation of young men for fu*ture 
investment of themselves in the same work. For some good reason 
God has seen fit to leave among us a number of old ministers who have 
worn themselves out in the work and have come to old age without 
sufficient means of support. It is the aim of the board that no one 
who has been a worthy proclaimer of God's truth shall suffer for the 
necessities of life. Would it not be a great thing for these faithful 
men of God if every Baptist of the State would share their aim with 
our Board? We would urge it on every church in our Association to 
make a liberal contribu<tion during the month of December for the bene- 
fit of these men of God who have worn themselves out spreading the Gos- 
pel in our land and country. 

Respectfully submitted this 11th day of October, 1916, 

F. M. BARRETT. 

Report spoken to by Brothers Snyder, J. L. Holland and Johnson. 

Motion by Bro. D. C. Rogers, seconded by Bro. Snyder, that each 
church be asked to take collection near Christmas for ministerial relief. 
Motion carried, and delegates asked to bring this motion to the atten- 
tion of their churches. The following resolittion, as to deed for Second 
Church, was read and tabled. (See Thursday's proceedings.) 

Adjourned to Thursday morning; benediction by Bro. Brickhouse. 

THURSDAY MORNING SESSION 

Devotional exercises conducted by Prof_ 0. F. Herring, af Dell 
School, after which the Association was called to order by the Mod- 
erator, minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Report on Home Missions presented by Rev. J. S. Snyder. 

Report on Home Missions 
The Home Mission Board, located at Atlanta, is a large commit- 
tee appointed by the Southern Baptist Convention to carry on mission 
work in the territory of the Convention and also in Cuba and Panama. 
Since the organization of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845 
this board has been an agency of Southern Baptists to evangelize the 
home land. Only the records on high cou-ld make known how much 
the Baptists of the South owe to the Home Mission Board. It has 
sent the missionary into the growing city, out on the frontier, imme- 
diately behind the people as they have gone from the east to the west, 
and into sections where Baptists were weak. 



In recent years it has widened its work, so now it is helping the 
negro, founding and fostering schools in the mountains, collecting a 
fund to build church homes for houseless churches in the west, and is 
doing foreign mission work in the home land by giving the gospel to 
foreigners among us. 

The report of the Home Mission Board to the last Southern Baptist 
Conventio was such as to make us rejoice, with the exception that the 
amount contributed to it by the churches was some $18,000 less than 
the previous year. The total amoimt was $370,590- But the results 
af the expenditure crown the Home Board with glory. N^^^^r of 
workers, 1,409. Number of churches and stations supplied, 2,917. Num- 
ber of schools 34, with 5,319 students; baptisms, 28,680. 

Thus we see that the work of the Home Mission Board is quite va- 
ried. It is seeking to reproduce the ministry of Jesus, who ministered 
to life as he found it. It's work is with natives and foreigners, with 
whites and blacks, with towns and cities, with congested population 
and the frontier, with the unevangelized and the illiterate. This va- 
riedness should appeal to every lover of humanity and of Jesus Christ. 

And in this work we have the advantage of patriotism and love 
of Jesus Christ. As patriots we want the Southland to remain a quiet 
and moral land, where it shall always be easy for character to grow 
straight towards heaven and to bear the kingdom fruit of Godliness and 
service. As followers of Christ, who loved his own people and tried 
to save them, we ally ourselves with the Home Board in the hope that 
we shall take part in saving our own home land to Jesus Christ. Aa 
followers of Jesus Christ we want to give the gospel to America, for 
indeed we have in the Southland a population that is mixed. But such 
a condition gives us an opportunity of showing that universal spirit of 
Jesus that warranted his calling himself the Son of Man. 

^ J. L. SNYDER. 

Report on State Missions, presented by Rev^ R. E. Brickhouse. 

Report on State Missions. 

North Carolina is passing through a peculiar stage in her history. 
Material prosperity is coming to our state by leaps and bounds. Edu- 
cation is putting its stamp on every phase of progress. Socially, the 
ends of our commonwealth are brought together. In these things we 
greatly pride ourselves; but, if we would leave to oiu: posterity a 
state developed symmetrically we must place the proper emphasis on 
the Message of the Cross; and herein lies the function of state mis- 
sions. 

Much has been accomplished already through the State Board of 
Missions, and today its fields of labor are challenging our money, our 
sympathy and our progress. What we have done is only an earnest of 
what we shall do when we realize our responsibility as a denomina- 
tion, and our obligation to our Lord and to the lost of our state. There 



are still many places in North Carolina almost wholly destitute of the 
Baptist message, and we should send missionaries into these places. 

The activities of the State Board o,{ Missions are being directed along 
many lines. We must continue to proclaim the glad tidings of salva- 
tion; and now, there are other things also which are demanding our 
attention. There is a crying need for enlistment, development and a 
return to the New Testament plan of financing the kigdom. Develop- 
ing and cultivating what we have gained possession of as a denomina- 
tion, is urgent and irresistible. Training for Christian service is a 
challenge of the hour, and we should press on with this work until our 
churches shall possess respectively their tens and twenties who shall be 
real winners to Chirst. 

We have 148 men dong work under the direction of the State Board 
of Missions. These men are serving 266 churches and 20 mission points. 
To support this work this year we need $55,000, the greater part of 
which is yet to be raised and only forty days in which to do it. Let 
us be loyal to our Master and His Cause that the amount needed shall 
be contributed in due time. 

As an Association we are .following afar oflf regarding our mission ac- 
tivities. We sometimes fail to grip opportunities that arise. Let us 
as a people inform ourselves concerning our Lord's work, and then blaze 
the way to greater and better things for Him; and may He give us a 
clear vision af our duty and our obligation, directing us by His Spirit 
that we may do our part in strengthening His Kingdom in North Caro- 
lina. Respectfully, 

R. E. BRICKHOUSE. 

Report on Associational Conditions presented by the Moderator. 

Report on Associational Conditions. 
Your Committee on Associational Conditions beg to report as follows: 
First. We find no doctrinal division or dissension in the churches, 
but on the other hand there is faithful preaching of the cardinal doc- 
trines and an observance of the Scripture plan in the ordinances and 
general church affairs. 

Second. The grace of giving is developing slowly, but we feel that 
on this point there needs to be laid particular emphasis. The divine 
doctrine of stewardship is woefully neglected in some quarters. A 
study of the contrbiutions shows that the giving is neither systematic 
nor proportionate. It seems that mood rather than method controls. 
We strongly urge upon each church that it lay out for the coming year 
a financial plan covering all the objects and place this in the hands 
of a strong local church committee to make an every member canvass 
and endeavor to make the giving more general and more regular. Here 
is our weakest spot. In doctrine and church loyalty we rank high, 
but in doing the things of the Kingdom we need development. It ia 
not on account of unwillingness, but, as we see it, on account of a 
lack of systematic effort to bring about the desired result. 

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Third. The mission work under the State Mission Board is having 
good attention and we think our Executive Board should continue the 
work at the needy points. 

Fourth. We are of the opinion that a grouping of our churches into 
convenient fields would materially strengthen our work. This would 
concentrate and make more efficient the pastoral work, stimulate the 
individual members and create a healthy pride in the local chirrches. 
Sometimes we magnify local church independence at the expense of 
the Kingdom. Brethren, this grouping of the churches can be accom- 
plished by the appointment of a discreet committee on pastoral rela- 
tions by each local church to confer with like committees from the 
churches in the proposed field. We strongly urge this means of greater 
efficiency. 

Fifth. We recommend further that arrangements be made for one 
or more denominational institutes to be held in the Association for 
the study of our denominational work. 

Sixth. That a canvass be made of the chm'ches to encourage bet« 
ter methods of giving and to stimulate the general work of the de- 
nomination. 

Seventh. We recommend the appointment of a committee of five to 
promote the work of the institute and the church canvass and sug- 
gest to each local church the appointment of a co-operating commit- 
tee of three. 

Eighth. That the churches be asked to assist in the building work 
of Victory Mission and Coal Spring Mission and Evergreen church, the 
monies raised to be divided on the basis of $3.00 between the two mis- 
sions and $1.00 to Evergreen. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JNO A, GATES, 
J. W. HALL. 

Moved and carried that Bro. Snyder, prepare, or have prepared report 
on Foregin Missions, and hand in to Clerk. Bro. Snyder appoints Rev. 
J. E. Dupree to write report. 

Report on Foreign Missions. 

Our risen Lord, in Matthew 28:19-20, says: "Go ye therefore and 
teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of 
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things 
whatsoever J. have commanded you, and lo, I am with you alway, even 
imto the end of the world/' 

This is a specific command to God's people, and is all the authority 
needed ,for the work of missions. Under this command the Baptist 
denomination is going forth to the task, and we are doing more in this 
glorious work than any other people on earth, when we figure the de- 
nomination as a whole. But when we figure down to the individual 
the result should bring to our cheeks the blush of shame. We call 



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ourselves "Missionary Baptists" and yet in the Cumberland Associa- 
tion tlie total gifts for all the various missions, associational, state, 
home, foreign and Sunday School, during the year 1916, as shown in the 
last minutes, amounted to only a fraction more than 43 cents per cap- 
ita. The total gifts for foreign missions for the same period amoumted 
to only a fraction above 16 cents per capita. This does not indicate 
much of a missionary spirit. 

The promise given in the Scripture above quoted, "Lo I am with you 
alway, even unto the end of the world," is conditional, the condition 
being that we obey the command, "Go y etheref ore and teach all na- 
tions." If the church fails to obey the command she cannot claim the 
promise. Then can we not see in the small amount we give to mis- 
sions a reason for the gTeat lack of spiritual power in our local 
chiu-ches ? 

In all, or nearly all, of our churches are a few who are really mis- 
sionary in spirit, and these few constitute the spiritual as well as the 
giving power of our local churches. Those who do not give, and by their 
gifts "go and teach all nations" have, no spiritual power and can have 
none until they obey this command. 

The great task before us then is the enlistment of every member in 
this great work of evangelizing the world. And when this shall have 
been accomplished great power will be given to our mission work be- 
cause of largely increased funds with which to carry it on, and great 
things will be accomplished at home because of the great spiritual power 
that will be ours in the fulfillment of the promise, "Lo I am with you" 
because of our obedience to the Mastergs command, "Go ye therefore 
and teach all nations." 

Respectfully, submitted, 

J. E. DUPREE. 

Remarks on the general subject of missions by Bros. Snyder, J. E, 
Dupree, R. E. Brickhouse, H. B. Downing, W. E. Dunnegan, P. V. Hol- 
land and J. A. Gates. The chair recognized Bro. W. N. Johnson, who 
addressed the session on the subject of State missions. Reports all 
adopted. 

The chair recognized the following visiting brothers: Dr. R. T. Vann, 
Secretary Board of Education; Dr. C. J. Thomson, of the Biblical Re- 
corder. Adjourn for dinner. 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 
The Association reassembled at the appointed time, 1.45 o'clock. Mis- 
cellaneous business was taken up. Report of committee to nominate 
Executive Board, delegates to the State and Southern Baptist Conven- 
tions, as follows: 

Executive Board: J. A. Gates, H. B. Downing, D. E. Melvin, D. C. 
Rogers, F. M. Barrett, J. F. Fisher, J. R. Thaggard. 

Delegates to State Convention: R. E. Brickhouse, J. S. Snyder, J. A. 
pates. 

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Delegate and alternate to Southern Baptist Convention: J. A. Gates, 
delegate; J. S. Snyder, alternate. 

-Report adopted. 

Letter from Mt. Tabor presented and read for admission into the Cum- 
berland Association. Motion by Bro. Downing, seconded by Bro. Snyder, 
that church be admitted with the understanding that it get letter from 
the Little River Association. Motion carried and right hand of fel- 
lowship extended by the Moderator to the pastor of Mt. Tabor church, 
J. M. Hester. 

Motion to consider resolution with reference to Second Baptist diurch 
of Fayetteville ; resolution again read, adopted and ordered spread upon 
the minutes. 

Resolution. 

Whereas the lot conveyed by N. A. Vann, on September 15th, 1911, 
to H. B. Downing and others as trustees for the Cumberland Baptist 
Association is now being used by the Second Baptist church of Fay- 
etteville, N. C, which church has been duly organized and is a mem- 
ber of this Association, and. 

Whereas it is advisable that the said lot, upon which there is now a 
church building, be conveyed to the trustees of the Second church. 

Now therefore: — 

Be It Resolved, That the Moderator and Executive Board elected at 
this session of the Association be and they are hereby authorized and 
directed to execute and deliver for the Association to H. B. Downing, 
C. C. Bullard, and V. F. Tally, trustees of the said church a deed of 
gift for the said property, which property is fully described in the here- 
tofore mentioned deed recorded in Book "U" No. 7, page 120 of the Rec- 
ords of Cumberland county, reference to which deed is hereby specifi- 
cally made that the description therein set ovit may be incorporated in 
this resolution. 

Report on Baptist Colleges presented by Prof. O. F. Herring. 

Report on Baptist Colleges. 

The Baptists of North Carolina have three colleges, Wake Forest, 
Meredith and Chowan. These institutions are a credit to the North 
Carolina Ba|3tists. 

We are glad to report that these institutions are growing rapidly. 
They commend themselves to the Baptists and to the public in that 
they rank in scholarship with the best institutions in the South. There 
is increased enrollment in all af them, the increase of Meredith being 
perhaps largest. Meredith is literally bursting her shell. 

This leads us to suggest that perhaps the greatest need now is larger 
equipment. Wake Forest has always needed it; Meredith must have 
it. The growth in numbers would suggest the same need at Chowan. 

We recommend a close co-operation of the churches with the Board 
of Education in the support of these institutions, as well as other edu- 

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cational institutions under Batist control. To this end we urge that 
each church put Christian education along with missions as an object 
of giving and that all funds for this pui-pose go through the Board 
of Education. This plan will assure sufficient means for the mainten- 
ance of our colleges. 

God is blessing this work and the churches should respond to their 
needs. 

O. F. HERRING. 

The chair recog-nized Prof. Herring, who addressed the Association on 
the subject of Dell School. 

The chair recognized Dr. R. T. Vann, Secretary of the Board of Edu- 
cation of the Baptist State Convention, who addressed the Association 
on the subject of education, a.fter which the following resolution was 
adopted: 

Resolution. 

Your committee recommends, therefore, that our Association approve 
the plan of the Convention for promoting general education. 

Second, That we approve the effort of the Board of Education to 
raise this year for education $20,000, or two-fifths as much as we raise 
for State Missions. 

Third, That the Association endeavor to raise among the churches 
during the year $ , and request each of the churches to assume 

its proportionate part of this amount; and that either by pledge or ap- 
portionment arrangements be made to effectuate this plan with the 
churches. 

Fourth, That as long as the work of our schools equals that of the 
State schools or those of other denominations we earnestly urge our 
people to patronize their own. 

Report on Religious Literature. 

The character, power and success of every religious denomination are 
determined in a large measure by its religious literature. 

In our denomination we have the Biblical Recorder, the Home and 
Foreign Field, Charity and Children, and some other agencies for the 
religious information, culture and inspiration of our people. The chief 
power of these agencies is the Biblical Recorder. This weekly, sixteen- 
page paper, is regarded as one of the very best religious periodicals in 
all th South. 

Yet only about one of every six taxnilies of our Baptist people in 
North Carolina is taking our church paper. How can we hope to in- 
form, interest and enlist our people in the great kingdom and denomi- 
national issues without taking our denominational paper? 

The Biblical Recorder is now endeavoring to put on a state-wide 
co-operative movement to put the paper in our Baptist homes. We 
commend most heartily this movement, and recommend that our pas- 
tors and churches co-operate in the plans of this movement, and have 

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a Recorder day in every church in October or November, with the pur- 
pose of getting every family possible to take the Biblical Recorder. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 

Miscellaneous business taken up. By invitation the next session of 
this Association will meet with Cedar Falls church. 

Brother Brickhouse was given a few minutes to raise some funds for 
Victory Mission church. Amount raised, $22,10j and one stove by 
Bro. W. H. Powell. 

A rising vote of thanks was extended to the church for the kind hos- 
pitality extended the Association. 

On motion it was agreed to allow the clerk |10.00 for his services. 

On motion the Association adjourned to meet with .Cedar Falls 
Church on Wednesday, October 17, 1917. 

Closing song. Benediction by Dr. R. T. Vann. 



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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE W. M. U. 

The Woman's Missionary Union of Cumberland Association, met with 
Sharon Baptist church September 24th. Devotional exercise was con- 
ducted by our president Mrs. Graham. Committees named and busi- 
ness attended to. 

Conference on young people's work, was conducted by Mrs. James Hall 
and discussed by the following ladies: Mrs. Beasley, Miss Briggs, Mrs. 
Fisher, Mrs. D. C. Rogers, Mrs. Shuford, Mrs. Graham and Mrs. Hall. 

We had reports from nearly all the societies and Sunbeams. 

Adjournment for dinner. 

The Union reconvened at 1.30. Devotional exercises were conducted 
by Mrs. Graham. Miss Briggs talked on "First Steps in Missions." 
Mrs. Fisher on "State Missions in Our Association." Conference on 
Methods, were discussed by Mrs. Vann, Miss Briggs, Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. 
J. A. Melvin. Collection to cover expense fund was taken. The chiirches 
were grouped as follows: Beaver Dam, Shiloh, Stedman, Mrs. E. E. 
Fisher, president; Rock Fish, Hope Mills, Bladen Union, Green Spring, 
Mrs. D. C. Rogers, president; Cumberland Union, Cedar Creek, Sharon, 
Cape Fear, Mrs. J. A. Melvin, president; Fayetteville 1st, Fayetteville 
2nd, Massey Hill, Cedar Fall, Mi's. A. T. West, president. 

The obituary reported four deaths in the past year. Miss Emma West, 
Mrs. Kate Holmes, Mrs. Daisy Avrette, Mrs. Letia Johnson. 

Mrs. Graham's resignation called for the election of a new president, 
so the election of officers came next. Miss Mattie McArthur, president; 
Miss Mattie Melvin, Parkersburg, N. C, secretary and treasurer; Mrs. 
James Hall, secretary of Young People's Organization, Fayetteville, 
N. C. 

Committee on Time and Place announced the next meeting to be held 
with Cumberland Union church the fourth Sunday in September. 

After a few words of encouragement from Mr. Gates, of Fayetteville, 
and Rev. I. P. Hedgepeth, of Lumberton, the meeting was dismissed 
by Mr. Hedgepeth. 

MRS. lULA OLIVE GRAHAM, President. 
MISS MATTIE MELVLNT, Secretary Pro Tern. 



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TABLE I-STATISTICAL 



CHURCHES 



Beaver Dam 

Beulah 

Bladen Union 

Cape Fear. 

Cedar Creek 

Cedar Falls 

Cumberland Union... 

Evergreen 

Fayetteville First.... 
Fayetteville Second. 

Green Springs 

Hope Mills 

Judson 

Lebanon 

Manchester 

Magnolia 

Massey Hill 

Mt. Gilead 

Mt. Pisgah 

Mt. Tabor . 

Peters Creek 

Pleasant Grove 

Rockfish 

Sharon 

Shiloh 

Stedman 

Tabernacle 

Union Springs 



Pastors and Postoffic es 



W. H. Barnes, Delway 

J M Hester, Wake Forest 

W E Dunnagan, Hope Mills. 
J H Hildreth, Sanf ord 



J M Hester, St. Pauls 

I L Bennett, Wake Forest. 



J S Snyder, Fayetteville 

G W Stanley, Mollie 

W E Dunnagon, Hope Mills. 
W E Dunnagan, Hope Mills 

R L Byrd, St Pauls 

J M Hester, St Pauls 



Clerks and Postoffices 



E S Smith, Roseboro 

C L Driver, Fayetteville 
P V Holland, St Pauls . . 
F A Marsh, Fayetteville 



R4. 



W A Warren, Fayetteville R 6. 
C R Pope, Lena 



D L Johnson, Ruskin 

R E Brickhouse, Fayetteville. 
B Townsend, Raeford 



J M Hester, St Pauls. 
D L Johnson, Ruskin. 



J L Jenkins, Lumber Bridge. 

J E Dupree, Salemburg. 

W R Johnson, Cedar Creek.... 
J W Cobb, Lumber Bridge.... 

B Townsend, Raeford 

J H Hildreth, Sanf ord 



A H Watson, Fayette villle 

H B Downing, Fayetteville 

N A McMillan, Parkton 

G W Singletary, Hope Mills 

G B Sessoms, Fayetteville R 5. 
Henry Beard, Beard 



c 



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IB 



e ^ 



1st 
4th 
1st 
1st 



2nd 
1st 



1, 2, 3, 4 

2nd 

3rd 

2nd, 4rd 

2nd 

1st 



W J Hubbard, Stedman 

J A Hair, Fayetteville 

C S Bennett, Fayetteville. 



J B Wilkins, Linden R 1... 
G C Simmons, Roseboro R. 



D C Rogers, Hope Mills,.. 
D H Beard, Cedar Creek. 
W A Seawell, White Oak. 
A G Strickland, Stedman. 
W S Townsend, Rockfish. 
J A Deans, Cumberland... 



3 



800 

500 

1200 

2000 



750 
700 



3rd 

1st, 3rd 
2nd, 4th 



2nd 

St 



1st, 8rd 

1st 

2nd 

4th 

2nd, 4th 

1st 



50000 
2150 
1000 
1000 
1200 
1250 



6, 
CO 



1000 

3000 

700 



500 
300 



2000 
600 



1000 

1000 

700 



3 
2 
5 
4 



10 

8 

10 

" 2 
1 



TABLE II-FINANCIAL 



Pastor's 
Salary 


Building and 
Repairs 


eg 

3 

B 
V 

u 

B 


S.S. 
Expenses 


u 





Minute 
Fund 


« 

B 


CO 


Home 
Missions 




• 

B 


•s 

« 

i 

CO 

CO 

I'oo 
2"o6 

6"45 
5 '06 

r"o6 

2 00 

5 "60 
2 00 


Orphanage 


M B 


Ministerial 
Relief 


-0 

B 
« 

II 

3" 


Other 
Objects 


< 
H 


H 


00 00 






10 00 

8 86 

12 50 

25 68 

17 57 
40 00 

5 40 

r77"4"8 
48 44 
22 50 
35 00 

10 00 

18 00 

"12 13 

95 27 

8 00 
7 00 

'"'7 37 

"26 47 

25 00 

1 95 

9 00 

11 70 
9 00 




..1 00 
1 00 

1 70 
.1 50 
03 20 
01 00 
.2 01 

5 5"o6 
,1 16 

2 50 

'115 
2 00 

01 00 

01 50 

2 00 

1 


17 11 

4 61 
50 68 
10 77 
32 55 
10 50 

4 25 

262 '52 
31 97 
55 00 

""2 "78 
7 00 

"6 00 
35 08 
35 02 




8 61 
5 00 

24 52 
7 65 

39 53 


2 50 

5 00 

40 00 

"94 "33 
15 00 
11 45 

307 45 

49 05 

50 00 
34 00 

28 58 

'"'l"50 
25 02 
32 63 

64 






4 76 
1 00 


10 50 
24 11 


154 48 


50 00 
50 00 


220 00 


7 33 
22 00 




4 00 
26 70 
10 00 
37 58 


2 00 


2 14 
4 75 
2 86 
13 02 
4 00 


218 25 
332 85 


00 00 


2 00 

4 48 

5 00 


'"3 70 

1 00 

2 40 

28 '60 


"33 '85 
21 50 
27 66 

307 "i'5 


260 46 


50 00 


18 22 
169 04 




8 9 
15 


550 93 


50 00 
50 00 


11 44 


6 02; 13 75 

5 07; 6 10 

1 

189 51^292 58 

i 25 75 

25 00 100 95 

23 15 3 05 

3 93 4 59 


465 25 
215 09 


50 'oo 
70 00 


996 '67 
18 52 

'is'oo 

20 00 
136 60 

""9 00 

112 50 


i389"4"l 
19 81 
11 37 
6 00 
22 00 
15 93 

6 00 

28 05 
66 34 

"""20" 00 


'"73" '7 

""75 
8 


"is'is 

10" '60 


""28 '40 


5568 13 
364 70 


00 00 
85 50 


10 00 


5 00 


46 00 
35 30 


543 32 
207 00 


00 00 




2 00 

4 00 

'""r"oo 

2 00 

5 00 




167 45 


50 00 

'75 00 
00 00 
00 00 


5 00 


5 00 
21 42 
20 00 


12 64 

"'5 "00 
35 70 
25 00 

1 60 


5 00 

'"i"o6 

2 00 
5 00 


1 00 

"'2*06 

2 26 

4 00 


30 28 

"io'oo 

50 38 
"15 "09 


418 03 

"i47"r3 

1021 18 

502 99 


42 26 


'"2 25 








1 25 
•1 50 

1 00 

2 00 
■ 75 

.' 50 
02 00 


1 00 

"'23 38 

15 00 
4 20 
4 18 

16 85 
8 00 




16 34 


42 26 


1 00 


53 77 






5 00 
2 50 


12 03 

11 35 

1 00 

1 35 

1 00 


""51 '75 

74 73 

60 

82 70 

37 35 

8 00 




41 07 
20 00 


11 35 15 09 

11 45 9.7 9.f, 


5 91 
2 50 

r"oo 

1 00 


40 00 
30 00 
2 00 
2 00 
10 57 
10 00 


2" "50 

"2 07 
1 22 


355 30 

324 28 


50 00 




1 55 
1 49 
6 00 
8 00 


2 75 

9 44 
5 00 
2 00 


64 80 


25 00 


"29 00 
1 00 




'"'2" 00 


238 05 


75 00 
46 00 


6 90 

3 00 


2 


307 60 
95 00 



TABLE IV-WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY 



CHURCHES 



Beaver Dam 

Bladen Union 

Cape Fear 

Cedar Creek 

Cedar Falls 

Cumberland Union . 
Fayetteville First _._ 
FajT^etteville Second . 

Green Springs 

Hope Mills 

Massey Hill 

Rockfish _.. 

Sharon 

Shiloh 

Stedman 

Tabernacle 

Fayetteville First.. 

Rockfish . 



PRESIDENT 



Mrs E E Fisher 

Mrs W C Owen 

Mrs Flora Thames .-. 

Miss Mary Jessup 

Mrs E L Warren 

Mrs Francis Minty __. 

Mrs J A Vann 

Mrs H B Downing 

Mrs J G Council 

Miss Gertrude Fisher. 

MrsR W Hall 

Mrs D C Rogers 

Mrs. J. A. Melvin 

Miss Allie McGee 

Mrs C C Harris 

Miss Callie Wood 

Y. W. A. 

Mrs L T Clements 

SUNBEAM 
Bessie Newton 



ADDRESS 



koseboro N C _. 

Fayetteville N C R No 8 



Cedar Creek N C. 
Fayetteville N C . 
Cedar Creek N C 
Fayetteville N C . 



Hope Mills N C R 2 .. 



Fayetteville N C 

Hope Mills 

Parkersburg N C R 2... 

EleaseN C 

Stedman N C 

Rockfish 



Fayetteville N C . 
Hope Mills N C .. 



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4) 





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31 
17 
30 
21 
12 



19 

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21 



24 
16 
13 
15 

30 



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$2 36 



52 
00 



12 37 
3 75 
2 00 

45 00 



4 
6 
3 
1 
11 



50 
50 
05 
66 
60 
20 
75 
50 
20 



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3 49 



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5 

11 

5 



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70 
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52 65 



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10 30 

8 45 

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2 50 



9 00 
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5 15 

8 35 

5 00 

16 85 



50 
10 



44 80 

2 05 
8 90 

3 05 

12 00 
7 30 

1 95 

2 00 



5 00 
2 68 



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70 
85 
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20 
77 



4 50 



TABLE III- SUNDAY SCHOOLS 



^DENTS and 
FFICES 



oseboro R 3 

tteville R 4 

R 8 

R8 

iar Creek 

3, Fayetteville 6 



A C Hales, Roseboro R 3 

R Averitt Fayetteville R 6 

Jno Johnson, Fayetteville R 8 
R L Butler, Fayetteville R « 
E P Thaggard, C«idar Creek.. 
Lena Murchison Fayetteville 6 
K M Jackson, Lena 



yetteville. 



r, Parkton 

lope Mills 

yetteville R 5. 
ieard 



idman 

Fayetteville. 
yetteville.... 



Roseboro R 3.. 

[ope Mills 

sdar Creek 

tedman 

/hite Oak 

ckfish 

Cumberland 



SECRETARIES and 
POSTOEFICES 



W H Powell, Fayetteville 

R A Murchison, Fayetteville... 

N A McMillan, Parkton 

Wadus Grimes, Hope Mills ... 
Clyde Byrd, Fayetteville R 5 
Attie Thames, Beard 



Dora Bryant, Stedman ....... 

R W Hall, Fayetteville 
Thad Graham, Fayetteville. 



Callie Melvin, Roseboro R 3. 



A A Hales, Hope Mills 

J S Melvin, Parkersburg 

M B Page, Stedman 

Allie McGee, Elease 

W F Townsend, Rockfish — 
J D McKethan, Camberland. 



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6 

7 
8 
5 
12 
10 
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6 
6 
3 
6 
8 



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37 
92 
30 
189 
113 
80 

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135 
210 
125 
50 
125 

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447 
40 



49 

130 
65 
64 
55 
54 
80 



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45 
100 

35 
201 
123 

87 

148 
224 
138 
59 
135 



87 

489 

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58 

142 
71 
70 
58 
60 
88 



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72 



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8 86 

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177 48 
30 54 
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15 00 

18 00 

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8 00 



7 37 

26"47 
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9 

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95 
70 
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28 00 

8 00 



76 52 
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6 65 
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17 90 
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10 06 
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50 63 
61 92 
69 51 
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339'2i 
127 41 
52 87 
77 00 
15 00 
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22 13 

156 97 
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MINUTES 



OF THE 



NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cumberland Baptist Association 



HELD AT 



CEDAR FALLS BAPTIST CHURCH 



OCTOBER 17 and 18. 1917 



Moderator — Joel S. Snyder, . Fayetteville 
Clerk — R. F. Simmons, . . . Godwin 
Treasurer — C. C. Howard, . Fayetteville 

Next session meets with Cedar Creek Baptist Church, at 10 o'clock 
a. m., on Wednesday, October 16, 1918 



RALEIGH, N. C. : 

Mutual Publishing Company, Printers 

1917 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

Blanton, J. H Fayetteville, N. C. 

Brickhouse, R. E Fayetteville, N. C. 

Clifton, R. L Fayetteville, N. C 

Collier, Daniel Linden, N. C 

Humphrey, W. A Fayetteville, N. C 

Johnson, W. R Cedar Creek, N. C. 

Page, W. M Fayetteville, N. C. 

Snyder, J. S Fayetteville, N. C. 

DELEGATES TO BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 

A. B. Smith, J. A. Gates, J. H. Hildreth. 

DELEGATES TO SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION. 

Joel S. Snyder. Alternate, H. I. Hester. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE ASSOCIATION. 

A. B. Smith, Cedar Creek; Will Beard, Lebanon; W. H. Pow- 
ell, Fayetteville; D. C. Rogers, Rockfish; W. M. Warren, Cedar 
Falls. 

MEMBER STATE MISSION BOARD. 

John A. Gates. 

LIST OF CHURCHES AND THEIR MESSENGERS. 

Beaver Dam — P. W. Smith, J. W. Hall, E. B. Ackerman. 

Beulah — D, K. Mintz; J. N. Rogers, R. H. Averitt. 

Bladen Union — J. L. Holland, W. C. Riddle, Joe Johnson. 

Cape Fear — F. A. Marsh, G. T. Rackeley, R. L. Butler. 

Cedar Creek — ^G. W. Jackson, J. M. Faircloth, G. H. Clark. 

Cedar Falls — A. M. Murchison, G. W. Warren, M. M. Strick- 
land. 

Cumberland Union — A. J. Bedsole, J. A. Hair, J. W. Mints. 

Evergreen — Not represented. 

Fayetteville First — A. H. Watson, C. C. Howard, B. F. Beasley. 

Fayetteville Second — C. C. Bullard, H. B. Downing, V. F. Tally. 

Green Springs — M. W. McArthur, J. H. Smith, E. G. Canady. 

Hope Mills — J. W. Grimes, J. H. Fisher, T. P. Hulon. 

Judson — A. E. Clark, G. B. Sessoms, S. M. Cain. 

Lebanon — D. J. Smith, Henry Beard, Frank Beard. 

Manchester — Not represented. 

Magnolia — D. M. Autry, W. E. Strickland, J. M. Beard. 

Massey Hill — J. D. Simmons, J. T. Hair, F. M. Barrett. 

Mt. Gilead — J. H. Harris, A. B. Spears, Rastus Cain. 

Mt.Pisgah — D. A. Cashwell, C. L. Nunalee, E. E. Hall. 

Mt. Tabor — Olin Godwin, R. A. Collier, W. R. Honeycutt. 

Peters Creek — L. C. Smith, Taylor Smith, A. R. Melvin. 

Pleasant Grove — E. H. Bullard, W. H. Downing, D. P. Mc- 
Daniel. 

Rockfish — D. C. Rogers, R. P. Fisher. 



Sharon— W. A. Fisher, J. J. Melvin, E. E. Beard. 
Shiloh — Not represented. 

Stedman — J. B. Bryant, A. B. Beard, Raymond Bryant. 
Suggs Grove — D. E. Melvin. 

Tabernacle — J. R. Capps, Alex McDougal, E. F. Jones. 
Union Springs — J. L. Allen, G. A. Lovick, Walter Smith, J. A. 
Dean. 



Section One of the Constitution of the Baptist Stiate Conven- 
tion : 

The Baptist State Convention shall be composed of three male 
representatives from each white Association in the State and 
one annual male representative appointed by the churches for 
every fifty ($50.00) dollars contributed to its funds, and of such 
male life members as have been made so by the payment of 
thirty ($30.00) dollars at any one time to the Treasurer for the 
objects of the Convention, and all the officers of the Boards or 
the Convention. No church shall have more than ten 
representatives. No one shall be a member of the Convention 
who is not a member in good standing of a Baptist church in fel- 
lowship with us, and no other life member shall be made. 

CONSTITUTION. 

Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known 
as the Cumberland Baptist Association. 

Article 2. The object of this Association shall be the promo- 
tion of Christ's Kingdom among men, and the means of accom- 
plishing this shall be in strict conformity with the New Testa- 
ment. 

Article 3. This Association shall be composed of delegates 
chosen by the churches connected with it, each church being en- 
titled to three delegates, and ordained ministers having care of 
churches in the Association, and members of the executive board 
and ordained ministers having their membership in churches be- 
longing to the Association and living within the bounds thereof. 

Article 4. The delegates from each church shall bear a let- 
ter certifying their appointment and giving an account of the con- 
dition of their church and a statement of all funds contributed 
to benevolent purposes during the year. 

Article 5. The officers of this Association shall be a Modera- 
tor, a Clerk and Treasurer, who shall be annually chosen by bal- 
lot from among the members of the churches composing this 
Association by a majority of the members voting, and shall con- 
tinue in office until their successors are elected. 

Article 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preside 
during the deliberation of the body, to enforce an obserrance of 
the Constitution, preserve decorum, appoint committees, decide 
all question of order, give his opinion on any question under 
consideration after others are done speaking, and give the cast- 
ing vote in case of a tie. 

Article 7. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to record the pro- 



ceedings of each annual session, superintendent the printing and. 
distributing of the minutes among the churches, and he shall be 
required to keep a file of the minutes. 

Article 8. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all 
funds sent up by the churches or collected during the session 
of this body and disburse the same for the objects stated. He 
shall also make to the Association an annual report of the con- 
dition of the treasury. 

Article 9. The Association shall appoint an Executive Boara 
of seven members, who shall have the superintendence of Asso- 
tiational missions and such other objects as may be entrusted 
to them. They shall have power to disburse all sums paid to 
them by the Treasurer of the Association for the object under 
their charge, and to collect and disburse funds for these objects 
during the intervals between the meetings of this body. The 
members of this board shall be answerable to the Association 
for their acts, and shall make an annual report to the Associa- 
tion of their doings. 

Article 10. Any church desiring to become a member shall 
present her petition at an annual session of this body, through 
the delegates appointed for that purpose, and if the Association 
shall consent to receive her, the Moderator shall extend the 
right hand of fellowship to the delegates. 

Article 11. The Association shall not maintain fellowship 
with any of the churches which neglect to preserve gospel order, 
but shall not entertain any charge against any church unless it 
is brought in through a church. 

Article 12. The Association may invite visiting brethren to 
seates and extend to them all the privileges of regular delegates, 
except that of voting. 

Article 13. The annual session of this body shall commence 
on Wednesday before the third Sabbath in October, at such a 
place the Association may select. 

Article 14. By appointment there shall be preached at each 
annual session, an introductory and a missionary sermon. 

Article 15. This constitution may be amended at any annual 
session by a vote of two-thirds of the membership present. 



PROCEEDINGS 



Cedar Falls Baptist Church, 

October 17, 1917. 

The Cumberland Baptist Association met in its ninth annual 
session with Cedar Falls Baptist Church at 10:30 a. m., Wednes- 
day, October 17, 1917. 

After a song service, Rev. J. L Jenkins, the appointee, preach- 
ed the introductory sermon. Text: Chron. 12:32. 

Association called to order by the Moaerator. Roll ol 
churches called. Moderator announced quorum present, and 
that nominations for Moderator were then in order. The Mod- 
erator, J. A. Oates, was placed in nomination, but declined to 
serve any longer, whereupon Rev. Joel S. Snyder was placed in 
nomination. R. F. Simmons instructed to cast the vote of the 
Association for Joel S. Snyder as Moderator. The ballot was 
cast for Snyder and he was declared Moderator of the Associa- 
tion. R. F. Simmons re-elected Clerk, and C. C. Howard, Treas- 
urer. 

The following committees were appointed by the Moderator: 

Finance — D. L. Downing, A. B. Smith, A. H. Watson. 

Digest — R. F. Simmons, C. C. Howard. 

Adjourned with benediction to 1:30 p. m. 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association reassembled at 1:30, called to order by the 
Moderator. C. C. Howard read the report on the Orphanage and 
spoke to the report as did Archibald Johnson, editor Charity and 
Children, after which it was adopted as follows: 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

In its physical equipment, as well as in the character of its 
constituency, the Thomasville Orphanage holds a foremost place 
among the Orphan Homes of the South. For thirty-two years. 
the Home has been growing and is constantly being enlarged 
and still the task looms before us as just begun. 

The unprecedented prices for the necessities of life have made 
a rocky road for all public institutions, but the Baptist people 
have been responsive and generous. The past year has been the 
best in our history, financially. But the fact that it put us out 
of debt must not lull us to sleep. The high cost of living is put- 
ting us in debt again. From month to month we are running 



6 NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 

behind with our current expenses. Contributions must increase 
with our needs. Within a few months there will be added to 
the Kennedy Home another cottage for twenty- five more chil- 
dren. The distress of our times adds its demands upon the Or- 
phanage. 

The most rigid economy is being practiced at the Orphanage. 

Those in charge of it were among the first to learn the lessons 
of the war. Conservation is the cry. Fruits and vegetables are 
being canned in large quantities against the winter season. 

Since the reception of the first child, November 11, 1885, 1,794 
have been enrolled, and the present number is 505 (with the 
prospect of about 530 by the end of the year). The average 
yearly cost per child is $127.75 or 35 cents the day, aggregating 
a total annual cost of $66,046.75. The health record of the 
children for the past year has been remarkable, there being no 
deaths and few cases of serious illness. 

The graduating class in June numbered twenty-four, being 
surpassed by only one class in the history of tTie Orphanage — 
that of 1916, which numbered twenty-nine. These young men 
and women turned reluctant steps away from the home of their 
childhood and are getting ready for the strugi?le ahead. Some 
few have entered college, but the large majority of them are 
on the firing line of life's battle for bread. 

Mystery veils the future. The struggle to crush Prussianism 
is the thing that is uppermost in the national thought. Thous- 
ands of our boys are preparing to meet the foe on the soil of 
France. The danger is that in our deep anxiety for the welfare 
of the nation, and especially for the lives of those so dear to us, 
we may overlook our obligations to the institutions fost-^red by 
the denomination. This we must not do. Here is the Orphan- 
age caring for more than 500 of our children. They must be 
clothed and fed and trained. While the nation is training tne 
solders at the various camps for the service of our country, the 
Orphanage is likewise preparing the young lives under its carw 
for the larger service of winning bloodless battles under the 
banner of the King of Kings. Our loyalty and liberality to the 
Orphanage must not be lessened but increased. 

We urge larger regular giving by the Sunday-schools in once 
a month collections. And we confidently look for a larger i^-t- 
crease in the "One day for the Orphanage" thank offering this 
fall. But for this special effort we would be hopelessly in debt 
at this time. Without a wide circulation of Charity and Chil- 
dren these results would be impossible, hence we urge an indi- 
vidual copy to as many of our people as possible and a club in 
every Sunday-school. 

H. I. Hester read the report on Education. The report was 
discussel by H. I. Hester, Dr. T. B. Cochran, of Wake Forest, 
and J. E. Dupree. The report was adopted as follows: 



CUM'BERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 7 

REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, 

Conscious of the importance of Christian Education, the Bap- 
tists of North Carolina are maintaining and supporting three in- 
stitutions of liigher learning, — Wake Forest. Meredith, and 
Chowan, — and thirteen secondary institutions, all of which are 
doing splendid work. The three colleges especially would be a 
credit to any State. 

But while these institutions are rendering a great service, 
the equal of any in the South, we feel that their efficiency can 
be considerably increased by enlarging the teaching force and 
increasing and improving the equipment. The needs at Wake 
Forest, because of its steady and persistent growth, are quite 
numerous and pressing, the most important of which are new 
class rooms for the Departments of Education and Modern Lan- 
guages, a Law building, a Y. M. C. A. building, with accommo- 
dations for the two Literary Societies, a new athletic park, and 
four additional professors for the Departments of Philosophy, 
Biology, Modern Languages, and Political Science. 

Realizing that it is our duty to give to our youth the best 
education possible; that we should see that they are trained for 
all human activities, the most important of which are the reli- 
gious, since religion is the basic element of our nature and our 
highest interest; that without religion education is incomplete, 
for it is the basis of personal morality, social uplift and good 
citizenship: and, finally, that there is a great need of leaders 
in all walks of life, who are men and women of spiritual insight 
and power, we would recommend that the various churches place 
Christian Education on their budgets, along with the other ob- 
jects of benevolence, giving, as was recommended by the State 
Convention of last year, two-fifths as much for Education as 
they give for State Missions. If the churches will do thi« our 
schools' needs will be met, and the churches themselves will re- 
ceive a blessing in return. 

We have heard the call. God help us to respond. 

H. I. HESTER. 

Report on Sunday-schools presented by J. E. Dupree, and dis- 
cussed by Brothers Dupree, E. L. Middleton, Sunday-school Sec- 
retary, which was adopted as follows: 

SUNDAY-SCHOOL REl'ORT IN CUMBERLAND ASSOCIATION. 

Nothing is more clearly taught in the Bible than the fact that 
God wants us to teach His word to the people. Every time Israel 
wandered away from God they were brought back largely 
through teaching. In New Testament times Jesus and the 
Apostles made teaching a great factor in the spread of the Gos- 
pel. Since the close of the Bible story whenever God's people 
have magnified teaching His cause has prospered and whenever 
they have neglected it His cause has languished. 



8 NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 

The Sunday-school work goes well among he Baptists in North 
Carolina. We take just three glimpses of the facts regarding 
these schools. In 189 7 there were 914 schools with a member- 
ship of 66,046; in 1906 there were 1,460 schools with a mem- 
bership of 115,709; in 1916 there were 2,123 schools with a 
membership of 221,148. 

There is progress along all lines — teacher training, improved 
*oui;ldings and equipment, taking a religious census to reach 
the people, grading the schools to improve the organization, or- 
ganizing home departments to reach the shut-ins, buying work- 
ers' libraries to learn the best methods and planning evangelis- 
tic campaigns to win the lost. 

In our Association the conditions last year were as follows: 
Our Sunday-school membership was 95 per cent as large as our 
church membership, while for the entire State it was 80 per 
cent. No Sunday-school was reported in Evergreen and Man- 
chester. 

In 16 churches 711 church members were reported in the 
Sunday-schools. These same churches report 1,502 members. 
If this ratio holds in all the churches we have nearly half of our 
own members not identified with our Sunday-schools. Surely 
our schools can never be what they ought to be with so many 
of our own members doing nothing to help them to be better 
and larger. 

In the State the Sunday-schools gave practically the same to 
Missions and benevolence that they gave to home expenses. Let 
us do our full duty to the great objects of the Convention. 

For next year let us make progress along all lines. We rec- 
ommend the following as our aim: 

1. Definite campaigns for reaching more of our people for 
our schools. A religious census with a follow-up canvass will 
help greatly. 

2. An earnest effort to get our officers and teachers enlisted 
in the great work of Teacher Training. Our schools can never 
be what they should be until we have trained workers. 

'6. A close touch and co-operation with the Sunday School 
Department of our Mission Board. The Secretary, E. L. Mid- 
dleton, Raleigh, N. C, will furnish free, valuable tracts and sug- 
gestions on every phase of Sunday-school work. Let this co- 
operation include liberal offerings in our schools for the ex- 
penses of Sunday-school Missions. 

4. Finally, a vitalizing of all our schools to make them more 
effective in evangelism and definite in training every one for 
personal service. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. E. DUPREE, Committee. 

The Moderator announced the appointment of tne following 
committees: 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

To Nominate Executive Board — H. I. Hester, E. F. Jones, V. t\ 
Tally. 

To Nominate Delegates to Baptist State Convention and 
Southern Baptist Convention — ^R. E. Brickhouse and M. M. Strick- 
land. 

Time and Place— C. C. Howard, J. W. Cobb, Frank Marsh. 

Rev, J. H. Hildreth was asked to conduct devotional service 
tomorrow morning. Adjourned. Benediction by J. H. Hildreth. 

THURSDAY MORNING SESSION. 

Devotional service conducted by Rev. J. H. Hildreth, after 
which the Association called to order by the Moderator. Min- 
utes- read and approved. Roll of churches not present yesterday 
called and all answered present except four. Visiting brethren 
were recognized as follows: Dr. C. J. Thompson, representing 
the Biblical Recorder; C. C. Smith, representing Aged Ministers' 
Relief, and E. L. Middleton, representing Missions. 

Report on associational conditions presented by J. H. Hildroth, 
and adopted as follows: 

ASSOCIATIONxlL CONDITIONS. 

In this report your committee does not mean to go into a full 
and elaborate discussion of conditions, but just simply to men- 
tion a few things, and make a few suggestions. 

The spiritual condition of our churches, we believe, is improv- 
ing some and yet we are a long way from what we ought to be 
and hope to be. The terrible war now raging has created ai 
state of unrest in our lives, but we are looking forward to the 
silver lining of this dark cloud. As your committee we would 
suggest that this Association form a central committee com- 
posed of one or more members from each church, whose work 
shall be to look after the work in form.ing fields and locating 
pastors. 

Respectfully, 

J. H. HILDRETH. 

State, Home and Foreign Missions presented as a general mis- 
sion programme, report presented by the Moderator and dis- 
cussed by him, E. L. Middleton and J. A. Oates. 

Report on Biblical Recorder presented and discussed by Dr. 
C. J. Thompson. Report adopted as follows: 

ivnssiONs. 

The mission idea is as old as the plan of God to bless one man 
through another. God said to Abraham that He would bless him 



10 NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 

and that he in turn should be a blessing to the world. Isaiah 
did not confine his messages of rebuke and hope to his own peo- 
ple, but the love of God gave him a vision broader than that of- 
fered by his own people, and so true to the love of God and obed- 
ient to the command of God he was a messenger to heathen 
peoples. 

That Jesus lived and taught the mission idea is not debatable, 
and yet more than half of the members of Baptist churches are 
not missionary, notwithstanding the fact that their great doctrine 
is "The New Testament the guide in all things." Evidently we 
need either to be honest with ourselves or to make a study ol 
the Bible. 

The mission idea has grown so among us that we are now will- 
ing to consider it as one subject without subdivisions m the con- 
sideration of the worthiness of the subject though we make divis- 
ions for the prosecution of the work. The mission idea is the 
trunk of the tree while the work in different parts or the worla 
is the branches. The parent in providing for his children flrst 
has parent love, and then yielding to that provides for his chil- 
dren according to the merits and needs of each child. State, 
Home, and Foreign Missions are children of the same parent. 

In the carrying on of this work we have boards, which are 
large committees, to do special phases of the work and to have tne 
oversight of certain fields. The State Convention has its commit- 
tee, of which Brother W. N. Johnson is Secretary; the Southern 
Baptist Convention has two committees, one to do mission work, 
in its own home, and the other in seven pagan and papal lands. 

We shall always need these agencies in these respective fields, 
for our life-condition is not fixed. In North Carolina almost 
every one knows the principles of the Gospel to a high degree, 
but not every one has the advantage of the expression of the 
spirit and Kingdom life through a church. A church is an organ 
of the Kingdom, and each community needs the ministry of a 
church. The State Mission Board has offered itself to this task. 
In the South we are having constant changes that call for the 
guidance of the Gospel, — changes made hy the increase of wealth, 
by migration from the East to the West, by immigration, and by 
the increase of urban life. And then, world conditions call 
loudly for the Gospel. 

Just now the Christian has a great opportunity to live in a 
large way. He can make money with ease, and he can project 
himself by its proper use into all parts of the world. A high 
purpose, and nothing lower is worthy of us, would be for. every 
church in our Association and every member of each church, to 
give and work for missions as never before, each church and 
each member givin at least twice as much next year as this year. 

JOEL S. SNYDEK. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

REPORT ON BIBLICAL RECORDER. 

The Biblical Recorder is a prime necessity in every feaptist 
home. It is inspirational, informing and edifying. A knowledge 
of what our people are doing all over the State is necessary to 
our own encouragement and enthusiasm. A weekly survey ot 
the field gives us strength and hope in our local work. Without 
the wider vision we cannot be so efficient in our limited fields. 
Elbow touch with the brotherhood inspires us to aitempt the 
larger things that are nearest to us. A knowledge of Kingdom 
interests is necessary to our growth in service and in grace. We 
cannot do better than we know. Many of our people are perish- 
ing for lack of knowledge. Ignorance of the needs of the great 
harvest field is the bane of our time. Those churches are mak- 
ing the greatest program and doing the best work that are best 
informed. The circulation of the Recorder is the measure of 
our power as a denomination. The pastor who does not take 
and read the Recorder cannot fill the measure of his obligation 
to his flock. The people who are the best informed about the 
work of the denomination are invariably those who are most 
loyal and generous and helpful to the pastor. 

The Recorder is our great unifying force. It binds the 
brotherhood in a common bond of love and sympathy. Without 
it we would be separate and alien units struggling in the dark. 
North Carolina is often spoken of as two sections — the east and 
the west. This is a mistake, and the tendency to thus divide 
our people should be discouraged. The Recorder is published 
for all the churches of all the State. It is our sentinel on the 
walls of Zion guarding the churches from the insidious foes 
that are always ready to assail them. In these strange and 
perilous times we need, perhaps, as we never needed before, the 
bond of unity and solidarity that the Biblical Recorder was de- 
signed to be. 

PLAN OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE BIBLICAL RECOR- 
DER. 

WJ](ereas the Biblical Recorder, the authorized organ of the 
Baptist State Convention, stands for our Baptist faith, and is 
the medium of communication for North Carolina Baptists, the 
channel of full information in all denominational and Kingdom 
affairs, the means of appeal and inspiration to the brotherhood, 
and is the one denominational enterprise which lives for all the 
others; 

And, whereas, the vast majority of our people are not reading 
the paper, and are not informed about Kingdom affairs; and the 
general work, along with the Recorder, is greatly suffering for 
want of a larger and more loyal support; 

Therefore, be it resolved — 

First: That the Cumberland Baptist Association, in keeping 
with like action of other Associations in the State, hereby agrees 



12 NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 

fo ctome to the hearty support of the Biblical Recorder in this 
critical time, and that we, both pastors and laymen, promise to 
take upon our hearts and in hand the work of putting the Re- 
corder in the homes of our people. 

Second: That we commend and urge the adoption of the plan 
recommended for the whole State, viz — that the pastor and dea- 
cons of every church in the Association secure at the earliest 
possible date a permanent Recorder committee, and the very 
best solicitor available, who will go to work to put and keep the 
Recorder in every family possible in their church. 

Third: That for the sake of the work at large we earnestly 
solicit the hearty co-operation of the W. M. Societies, the Y. W. 
A.'s, the B. Y. P. U.'s, and the S. S.'s in this every church move- 
ment for the increased circulation of the Biblical Recorder. 

J. A. Gates moved that a collection be taken for postage and 
stationery, for the Moderator, to keep in touch with the churches. 
Motion carried, and collection taken, amounting to $4.5 6. 

Rev. R. E. Brickhouse made a few remarks about Victory 
Mission and asked all who would to help pay off note of $7 5.0U. 
Adjourned for dinner. Benediction by R. E. Brickhouse. 

THUIISDAY AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Association reconvened at 1:30. Called to order hy the Mod- 
erator. Song, "O Land of Rest," sung. Prayer by J. M. Hester. 

Miscellaneous business taken up. Report of committee to 
Nominate Executive Board, presented by H. I. Hester as follows: 
A. B. Smith, Will Beard, W. H. Powell, D. C. Rogers, W. M. War- 
ren. Report adopted. Report of Committee to Nominate Dele- 
gate to the State Convention and the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion as follows: To State Convention, A. B. Smith, J. A. Gates, 
J. H. Hildreth; to Southern Baptist Convention, Joel S. Snyder, 
alternate, H. I. Hest(^?. Report adopted. Report of Committee 
on Time and Place as follows: Your committee recommend that 
the next session of this Association meet with Cedar Creek Bap- 
tist Church on Wednesday after the Second Sunday in October, 
1918. The Moderator to appoint the preacher to preach the in- 
troductory sermon. Report adopted. Report on Ministerial Re- 
lief presented by Brother H. B. Downing, and discussed by him 
and Rev. C. C. Smith. Brother R. E. Brickhouse offered an 
amendment to the report, that the churches endeavor to raise 
5 per cent of amount of pastors' salary, for ministerial relief. 
Amendment adopted. Report with the amendment as above 
adopted. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 

REPORT OP MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 

The Baptist Ministers' Relief Board, an institution for the pur- 
pose and aim of affording aid and relief to worthy needy Baptist 
ministers of North Carolina and widows of such ministers, was 
organized in 1890. It is managed and controlled by and under 
the supervision of a board of nine trustees, together with a num- 
ber of association members, all of whom are elected annually by 
our State Convention. The first meeting of the board was held in 
Wilmington, N. C, the following trustees being present: Dr. T. 
H. Pritchard, W. A. French, D. L. Gore, J. T. Bland, J. S. Allen, 
and J. E. Stevenson. 

The board is now and has been since December, 189 0, located in 
Durham, N. C. Its trustees reside in and near the city, but the 
associate members are scattered over the State, and are expected 
to have an eye single to the interest of the work of the board 
in their respective communities. During the twenty-five years 
of its existence relief has been brought to one hundred and twen- 
ty-five needy beneficiaries, i. e., ministers and ministers' widows. 
There are now thirty-seven more or less beneficiaries receiving 
aid from the board, with many applications pending. As time 
rolls along the number of applications will increase. The bene- 
ficiaries, each, per annum, receive a sum of money ranging from 
twenty-five to two hundred dollars. Many of this number do not 
receive anything like a sufficient or adequate amount in order to 
enable them to live in accordance with the custom of the gospel, 
and several of them have no other means of support. Ofter the 
sum appropriated a beneficiary is nothing like adequate and 
should be increased. It is the aim and intention of the board 
that no one who has been a worthy proclaimer of God's truth 
shall suffer for the necessaries of life, and it should be the desire 
of every Baptist of North Carolina to share the ambition of the 
board and contribute liberally towards its accomplishment. Many 
of our people gladly contribute to this work, but nearly three- 
fifths of the churches of North Carolina do not contribute any- 
thing, and only a little more than three-fourths of the Associa- 
tions in the State contribute. From this it is self-evident that 
the work of enlistment has just begun. 

Many ministers in our Convention do not apply or receive aid 
from this board, yet they are entitled to do so. The work has 
been most highly appreciated by those who have sought and ob- 
tained relief. The Ministers' Relief Board is an important factor 
in our State Convention and Associations. 

Your committee makes the following recommendations: 

1. That each pastor in this Association present often the needs 
and worthiness of this object to his people. 

That a collection for this object be taken on Christmas Day; 
each pastor be requested to hold special services thereon. That 
each church in this Association make a pledge for this object, 



14 NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 

which pledge is to be separate and distinct from the Christmas 
offering. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. B. DOWNING, 
J. W. COBB, 

Committee. 

Moved and seconded that Moderator appoint from the Associa- 
tion a member of the State Mission Board. Report on chucrh so- 
cieties presented and discussed by R. E. Brickhouse. Remarks 
by C. C. Smith. Report adopted as follows: 

OUR AUXILIARY SOCIETIES. 

The time has been when there was little demand for minor 
organizations within our churches; but the progress of the pres- 
ent age brings us face to face with problems in our church life 
which can be solved, only as we give place to subordinate organ- 
izations, — having definite activities. Sometimes we may think 
lightly concerning our auxiliary organizations,, but let me empha- 
size the fact, that they are gaining in influence and usefulness — 
commanding our respect and gratitude. However, It is a sad 
fact that the churches in the Cumberland Association are so 
backward in organizing and fostering these societies which are 
becoming such a force in our denominational life. 

The W. M. U., embracing the W. M. S., the Y. W. A., the G. 
A., the R. A. and the Sunbeams, is now an aggressive factor in 
our denominational life, — helping in many ways to propagate the 
Gospel of our Lord. The W. M. U. is not only contributing thous- 
ands of dollars to send the Message of the Cross; but at the same 
time it is training its members in the grace of giving and stimu- 
lating the church as a whole, giving her a clearer vision of ser- 
vice. 

The B. Y. P. U. is already a child of much strength. This or- 
ganization is ministering to the denomination and the Master's 
Kingdom by assisting young Christians in discovering themselves, 
— directing them into definite lines of service. When the B. Y. 
P. U. shall have gained its proper place iu the denomination, it 
will give to the world in Christian service an abundance of energy 
now latent and going to waste. Young Christians are ready to 
work for their Lord. It is the duty of the church to teach the 
"How," and to assign the task. 

May our people get a vision of what these auxiliary organiza- 
tions can do, and give them their place in our denominational life. 

Respectfully, 

R. E. BRICKHOUSE. 

Moved and seconded that the Clerk be allowed $10.00 for his 
services. Motion carried unanimously. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 15 

The W. M. U. met with Cumberland Union Church the Fourth 
Sunday in September. Our president, Miss McArthur, being ab- 
sent, Mrs. J. S. Hall presided. Mrs. West, of Fayetteville, had 
charge of the music. The meeting was opened with song, "On- 
ward, Christian Soldiers," following the devotional exercises, 
committees names and business attended to. Miss Bertha Carroll, 
of Raleigh, was with us and made several very interesting talks. 
Those of our Union who gave us some interesting thoughts on the 
subjects assigned them, were, viz., Miss Gertrude Fisher, Mrs. J. 
S. Hall, Mrs. Vann, Mrs. Hair, Mrs. Meeks, Mrs. West. Mrs. Hall 
gave each society a chance for open discussion. Miss Carroll 
came first and presented two ideas which called for a voice from 
each society. First, securing an associational worker for six 
weeks in our Association at $50 per month, all expenses paid, to 
organize and revive the churches with no bands or societies. 
Second, to make each church responsible for organizing a soci- 
ety in some other sister church. They decided on the second 
idea and felt grateful to Miss Carroll for the idea presented. Fol- 
lowing the reports from the different committees were handed 
in: Nominating, Mrs. D. C. Rogers, of Hope Mills, President; Miss 
Mattie Melvin, Parkersburg, N. C, Secretary and Treasurer; Mrs. 
J. S. Hall, Fayetteville, N. C, Junior Superintendent. Time and 
place: Fourth Sunday in September at Rockflsh. Literature: sev- 
eral subscriptions to the different mission journals were taken. 
Obituary: we were indeed thankful had nothing to report. 

The resolution First, That we extend to the ladies of Cumber- 
land Union Church our sincerest thanks for their abundant and 
delightful hospitality. May God bless you every one. Second, 
Trat we express our appreciation for the splendid music rendered 
by the choir and by Mrs. West. Third, That we deeply regret 
the resignation of our Superintendent, Miss McArthur, and that 
we extend to her our gratitude for her faithful service in the 
past. Fourth, That we welcome most heartily our officers for 

the new year and pledge them our prayers and support as they 
direct the work of our Union. -^_ 

Rising vote of thanks extended to the church and community 
for the generous hospitality extended to the messengers and vis- 
iting brethren of this Association. Moderator announced the ap- 
pointment of Jno. A. Gates as member of the State Mission 
Board. 

Association adjourned with prayer by Brother C. C. Smith. 

JOEL S. SNYDER, Moderator. 
R. F. SIMMONS. Clerk. 



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Held with Cedar Creek Baptist Church 
November 19, 20, 1918 






Minutes of the 

Tenth Annual Session gf the 

Cumberland Baptist 

Association 

Held with Cedar Creek Baptist Church 
November 19, 20, 1918 



MODERATOR : 
Joel S. Snyder, Fayetteville, N. C. 

TREASURER : 
C. C. Howard, Fayetteville, N. C. 

CLERK : 
N. F. Downing, Cedar Creek, N. C. 



Next annual session will be held with Green Springs Baptist Church 
at ten o'clock, A. M., on Wednesday, October 15, 1919. 



ORDAIIVED MINISTERS. 

CliftoiL, R. L Fayetteville, N. C. 

Collier, R. D Lmden, N. C. 

Humphrey, W. A. Fayetteville, N. C. 

Johnson, W. R Cedar Creek, N. C. 

Page, VV. M Fayetteville, N. C. 

Stephens, J. R Hope Mills, N. C. 

Hildreth, J. H Fayetteville, N. C. 

Snyder, J. S Fayetteville, N. C. 

DELEGATES TO BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 

H. B. Downing, E. H. Bullard, and F. A. Marsh. 

DELEGATE TO SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION. 

Joel S. Snyder. Alternate, ^. H Hildreth. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE ASSOCIATION. 

j. A. Gates, Fayetteville, N. C. ; A. B. Smith, Cedar Creek, N.C. 
D. C. Rodgers, Rockfish, N. C. ; F. M. Barrett, Fayetteville, N. C. ; 
D. L. Downing, Cedar Falls, N. C. 

LIST OF CHURCHES AND THEIR MESSENGERS. 

Beaver Dam — P. W. Smith, J. A. Hall, F. E. Bullard. 

Bladen Union — W. N. Tolar, A. W. Carroll, P. V. Holland 

Cape Fear — William Hall, R. L. Butler, F. A. Marsh. 

Cedar Creek — D. W. Carter, G. W. Jackson, N. F. Downing. 

Cedar Falls — AM. Murchison, William Bill, D. L Downing. 

Cumberland Union — M. J. Hair, T. J. Hall, W. T. Fisher. 

Ever Green — W. K. Carty, David Melvin, W. P. West. 

Fayetteville, First — C. C. Howard, J. A. Gates, W. C. Down- 
ing, W. H. Powell. 

Fayetteville, Person Street — David S. Tatum, A. M. Jackson, 
H. B. Downing, V. F. Talley. 

Green Springs — C. G. Lee, M. A. McMillan, J. H. Canady. 

Hope Mills — J. W. Grimes, J. H. Fisher, H. J. Hall. 

Judson — G. B. Sessoms, John Home, H. L Glphin. 

Lebanon — D. J. Smith, Frank Beard, Henry Beard. 

Macedonia — D. C. Downing, G. F. Carter, W. F. Jones. 

Magnolia — J. R. Bryant, J. M. Beard, H. F. Strickland. 

Massey Hill — F. M. Barrett, R. W. Hall, A. F. McDaniel. 

Mt. Gilead — J. H. Harris, A. B. Spears, Rastus Cain. 

Mt. Pisgah — E. E. Hall, Charles Evans, Charles Nunalee. 

Mt. Tabor — J. B. Wilkins, W. J. Underwood, W. E. Giles. 

Peters Creek — ■ Taylor Smith, Vance Melvin, E. E. Ackerman. 

Pleasant Grove — E. H. Bullard, W. H. Downing, J. P. Grum- 
pier. 



Rock Fish — D. C. Rogers, R. P. Fisher, Zac Newton. 
Sharon — D. L. Beard, F. H. Home, P. S. Melvin. 
Shiloh — R. H. Edge, George T. ElUs, W. L. Ellis. 
Stedman — J. B. Bryant, Lester Averitt, G. R. Yarborough. 
Suggs Grove — Raymond Edge, C. G. Ray, G. B. Edge. 
Tabernacle — E. F. Jones, Alex McDougald, Arthur Capps. 
Union Springs — J. C. Dean, G. A. Lovick, G. D. McKethan, 
J. L. Allen, J. A. Dean. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 

November 19, 1918. 

The Cumberland Baptist Association met in its tenth annual 
session with Cedar Crek Baptist Church, at 10 : 30 a. m., on Tues- 
day, the 19th day of November, 1918. 

After a song service Rev. A. H. Porter preached the introduc- 
tory sermon on the subject, " The Holy Spirit." 

The association v>as then called together by the Moderator. 
Roll of churches called. Moderator announced a quorum of church-" 
es present, and that nominations for Moderator were then in 
order. Rev. Joel S. Snyder, acting Moderator, was placed in nomi- 
nation, and on motion H. B. Downing was authorized to cast the 
vote of the Association for him. Ballot was cast for Snyder and 
he was then declared elected Moderator of the Association. N. F. 
Downing elected Clerk, and C. C. Howard re-elected Treasurer. 

The following committees were appointed by the Moderator: 

Finance — D. L. Downing, P. V. Holland and D. W. Carter. 

Digest of Letters — C. C. Howard, F. M. Barrett and J. R. 
Thaggard. 

Adjourned with benediction by the Moderator until 1 : 30 p. m. 



TUESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 



The Association reassembled at 1 : 30 p. m., called to order by 
the Moderator. A letter was presented from Macedonia Baptist 
Church asking for membership in the Cumberland Association, 
After reading of letter, by motion the Church was received under 
the watch care of the Association, pending the granting of a letter 
of dismissal from South River Association, at which time the 
Church would become a regular member of the Cumberland As- 
sociation. 

At this juncture the Moderator called for report from J. A. 
Gates on " The Church and Its Leadership." Report made, and 
after brief discussion of same it was adopted. 



THE CHURCH AND ITS LEADERSHIP. 

The world is learning as never before the real meaning of unity 
and leadership. This is an age when the best things in business. 



CUMBERLAND, BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. | 

iri society, and in Religion are accompanied by co-operation. In 
the unity of effort by people of like minds there need be no sur- 
render of individual opinion; it affords an opportunity for the full 
development and utilization of purpose without the destruction 
of individuality. 

Unity implies leadership. There can be no successful combi- 
nation of effort without the lodgement of direction of that effort 
in the hands of one or more men or women, who shall steer and 
pilot while the others fill their places according to talent wherever 
the captain suggests. 

In our church life, leadership is vested by inspiration in the 
pastor and deacons. A church with inefficient deacons and negli- 
gent pastor is an inefffcient church. The Chmberland Association 
has the membership and the money, but is lacking in that develop- 
ment that can come only by vigorous leadership and intelligent cp- 
operation. Once more I want to insist on the formation of pastoral 
fields and the location of pastor at convenient places with sufficient 
support to justify full time service. The Baptists have g.n obliga- 
tion that they cannot shift or neglect without evoking th-r displea- 
sure of God and endangering their own future as a people. We 
need not be afraid of losing our Baptist independence. We will 
gain by recognizing our independence. This Association can have 
five good fields outside of Fayetteville ; each of these several fields 
are financially able to purchase several acres of land and erect a 
good pastor's home. This matter is the next forward step for the 
Cumberland Association. Let us take this t^atter in hand whole- 
heartedly. The churches can do it. 

John A. Gates. 



The Moderator then announced that the person to make a re- 
port on " The Spiritual Condition of the Church," was absent, and 
called for brief discussion of that subject by the representatives 
from the different churches, to which call Rev. A. H. Porter, Bro. 
F. M. Barrett, J. R. Thaggard and D. C. Rodgers responded. 

The Moderator then called for report on State Missions, same 
to be made by Rev. A. H. Porter. After reading report, the house 
was opened for general discussion on this subject, at which time 
Rev. A. H. Porter ably discussed the different phases of State Mis- 
sions. On motion, it was ordered to defer adoption of this report 
until after report on Home and Foreign Missions had been made. 

At this time the Moderator announced the appointment of the 



6 TENTH ANNUAI, SESSION 

following committees : D. C. Rodgers, A. M. Jackson and D. J. 
Smith to select place of next meeting of the Association; W. C. 
Downing, E. H. Bullard and J. R. Thaggard to nominate Execu- 
tive Board and member of State Mission Board. 

At this time J. A. Gates stated that two churches in the Cumber- 
land Association, viz., Beulah and Manchester, had had to disband 
on account of being within the area of Camp Bragg, and moved 
that the Association adopt suitable resolutions, expressing to those 
churches its delight in the good work done by them while members 
of the association and its regret in their having to disband. 

On motion of D. L. Downing, a Collection was then taken for 
Rev. W. R. Johnson, one of the resident pastors of the Association 
who had recently lost his dwelling house by fire. 

At this juncture Rev. Mr. Turner and Mr. Hill were intro- 
duced to the Association. Rev. A. H. Porter then announced that 
he had been appointed to represent the Biblical Recorder at this 
Association, and would be glad to take subscriptions or renewals 
for same. 

The Moderator then announced that a motion to adjourn for 
the day was in order, and thereupon the Association was dismissed 
by Rev. Mr. Hill. 

WEDNESDAT MORNING SESSION. 

Devotional services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Hill, after 
which the Moderator called the Association to order. 

Roll of churches not present yesterday called. Visiting breth- 
ren were recognized as follows, viz., Rev. M. L. Keslei, of the 
Thomasville Orphanage, and Dr. W. R. Cullum, of the Faculty of 
Wake Forest College. 

The Moderator then called for report on the Orphanage. Same 
was made by Rev. J. H. Hildreth, followed by an able address by 
Rev. M. L. Kesler. It was then moved that report be adopted. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

Our orphanage at Thomasville has been, and is, and will con- 
tinue to be in the front ranks of Orphan Homes in our Southland. 
For thirty-three years it has been growing, and is constantly being 
enlarged. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy's donation of their fertile and 
beautiful farm has been and will continue to be a great help and 
blessing. Charity and Children, edited by Bro. A. Johnson, is a 
child of the orphanage, and is the organ of the institution, and is 
doing untold good. Bro. Johnson wields the pen with great power, 
not only in championing the children's cause, but in contending for 
the faith once delivered to the saints. Charity and Children stands 
very close to the Biblical Recorder in our denominational work, 
hence we heartily recommend it to all our people. 



CUMBI^RIvAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATlOlSi . 7 

Here are some interesting statistics. The first child was re- 
ceived at the Thomasville Orphanage in November, 1885. Since 
that time perhaps two thousand have been enrohed during the past 
33 years, and there are 523 there now. 

In 1911, it cost $127.00 for each child. So you can see that the 
advance in the price of food and clothing since then has increased 
the cost of living to the extent tliat it is necessary to double our 
contributions to this God-given cause. 

Brother M. h. Kesler and the other managers are doing all in 
their power to make the Institution self-supporting. They, with 
the children, are cultivating the farm belonging to the Orphanage, 
growing vegetables and staple crops, also raising cattle, hogs and 
poultry, and in this way make much of their own support. All the 
children are taught to work; they work half the day and go to 
school the other half. The demands upon the churches are in- 
creasing, because the Institution is continually receiving children, 
v/hich calls for more food and also the enlargement of the Insti- 
tution. Hence it is absolutely necessary for our people, churches 
and Sunday schools to increase our contributions, or else some of 
the children who ought to go will be turned away, and even some 
who are already there and should remain will have to leave. 

Knowing these things, we earnestly beseech our people to not 
only increase our contributions, but in addition to give the pro- 
ceeds of one day's work or income and more if possible to the 
little ones which God has given us. 

J. H. HlIvDREITH. 



In the absence of the person that was to report on educatiorr 
the Moderator submitted an able report on same, and thereupon the 
Moderator and Dr. W. R. Cullum each made an able talk on the 
subject. 



REPORT ON EDUCATION. 



God has made all forms of life so they can grow and so they 
roust grow if they come to their full selves and serve well the needs 
for which they were created. This process of the life of taking on 
larger proportions in response to a stimulus is called education. 
There is correspondence from without to all that is within us. Evil 
is on the inside and may be aroused to activity through the powers 
and possessions of the life by a close and sympathetic contact with 
its kind on the outside. Likewise the good is in the life, even the 
divine likeness, and that too responds to approaches and appeals 
of its kind on the outside. It is possible for man by reason 
of the development of what is in him to fall as low as Judas or to 
rise as high as John. The human life, therefore, has the possibili- 



& 1?BNTH ANNUAL^ SESSION 

ty of coming to its best only when it has a pure spirit on the inside 
and the good in the environment. Christian education is in har- 
mony with this fact. 

Just now there are many reasons why new and added emphasis 
should be put on- Christian education. Among them is the fact 
that we must have a strong and keen conscience to direct to good 
end the many expressions of power now so varied and marked in 
modern life. While kings are being dethroned,, we must seek to 
enthrone Jesus over all world conditions. 

Those among us in best position to know conditions and needs, 
especially in our Southern Baptist Convention, say that the pre- 
eminent duty with us now is to release our denominational schools 
from debt and to equip and endow them so they can relate them- 
selves to life and the Kingdom in a more telling way. Our Souths 
ern Colleges are in need of fifteen million dollars. The Baptists 
of North Carolina, one year ago, in Durham in their convention, 
committed themselves to the raising of one million dollars for their 
three colleges. Wake Forest, Meredith, Chowan and fourteen pre- 
paratory schools. The campaign is now under the direction of Dr. 
W. R. Cullum. The plan is to make an intense and quick cam- 
paign, in the hope that the amount will be in hand by the close of 
the year in cash, notes and government security. 

Every Baptist in North Carolina has the glorious opportunity 
of making a gift to others and an investment for himself in men 
and women, in colleges and the Kingdom of God. It is earnestly 
hoped that the churches of the Cumberland Association will open 
their doors to visiting brethren who come to represent this worthy 
undertaking and that they will respond so generously we shall meet 
our apportionment, ^yhich is twenty-three thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

J. S. Snyder. 



The Moderator then appointed a committee to nominate mes- 
sengers to the Baptist State Convention and the Southern Baptist 
Convention : J. H. Hildreth, E. H. Bullard and G. S. Turner. 

On motion. Association adjourned for dinner. Benediction by 
Rev. J. H. Hildreth. 

WEDNESDAY AFTERIVOON SESSION. 

The Association reassembled at 1 : 30 p. m. After a song, 
prayer was offered by Rev. G. S. Turner. 

Moderator then called the Association to order, and called on 
Bro. O. F. Herring, Principal of Dell School, for a report on same. 
After an able address by Mr. Herring, it was move4 and carried to 



CUMBSRIvAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. f 

designate one half of funds collected for Christian Education in 
the Cumberland Association to Dell School. 

The Moderator then called for report on Ministerial Relief, 
and same was submitted by Bro. D. C. Rodgers, and after a briel 
but able discussion by Rev. Mr. Hill, report was adopted. 

REPOJaX ON MINISTERIAL, RELIEF WORK. 

During its twenty-eight years it has brought relief to 123 wor- 
thy beneficiaries. At present there are Z7 receiving help from thi>. 
board and several applications pending, showing an increase. They 
have been receiving from twenty-five to two hundred dollars per 
year. Times and conditions make them need much more as many 
of them have no other means of support. 

It is the aim of the board that no one who has been an earnest 
and consecrated proclaimer of God's Word suffer for the neces- 
sities of life. Many churches give gladly and many give nothing. 
Our gifts to this object during the past year amounts to only some 
fifty-seven hundred dollars. The Methodists gave nearly four 
times as much, and if they are ashamed of what they give, how 
should we feel ? 

How are we going to raise the amount of money necessary that 
will enable us to do by these servants of the Lord as our hearts tell 
us we should do ? The Baptist State Convention last year recom- 
mended a plan, that if adopted and carried out by our churches, 
will adequately meet the demands. The amount equal to five per 
cent of amount paid each pastor is asked for from the diflerent 
churches. Pastor and church is asked to fall in line with this ex- 
ceedingly just plan. 

While the worthy calls for money these days are so numerous, 
we are delighted to express our gratitude for benefits which we 
have received and at the same time help others. Just this kind of 
opportunity is afforded by the Baptists' Ministerial Relief E(jurd. 

D. C. Roor^ERS. 

Moderator then called for resolution that the Association join 
with the Board in an effort to add new subscribers to the Biblical 
Recorder. Resolution submitted by Rev. J. H. Hildreth. 

RESOLUTION. 

Resolved : 

1. That the Cumberland Association join heartily with our 
Board of Missions in the effort to add 12,000 new subscribers to 
the list of the Biblical Recorder, and that we undertake to secure 

of these subscribers in this session of the Association ; that we 

apportion to each church of the Association one new subscnl>er to 
every twenty of its membership ; and that we send a statement of 



10 TENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

its apportionment to each church directly from this Association 
with the request that the church pass on this matter at its first con- 
ierence after the Association, and that the new subscribers be se- 
cured and forwarded at once to the Board of Missions. 

2. That in order to reach some of the people in our churches 
who do not take the Recorder, and as an aid to our churches in 
keeping the Recorder and other phases of our work before their 
members, we recommend that the churches of this Association take 
a club of the Monthly Bulletin printed by the Board of Missions, 
each copy enclosing also a great Tract, at the rate of $1.00 per 
dozen per year. 

3. That this Association cooperate with the Board of Missions 
in the location and operation of one of the simultaneous and uni- 
form Schools of Pastors and Workers to be held each year within 
the boundaries of this Association. 

Report on State Missions was then oflfered and adopted. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

All Missions is one work. There is one Lord commanding us 
to do it. There is one appeal calling to us for it ; A lost world. 
There is one motive behind it all : The love of God. But for can- 
venience, we divide it into three departments : Foreign Missions, 
Home Missions and State Missions. It is the latter that I am 
called on to report at this time. 

State Missions is the task of teaching and preaching the gospel 
to every human being in North Carolina. This work is managed 
by the Board of Missions, located in Raleigh, N. C. We are op- 
erating work on a basis of $50,000.00 this year. Churches aided 
by this Board, are 283, number of Missionaries, 161. 

There are five regular departments of work: 

1. Evangelization. This is our first and most important work, 
for North Carolina is not yet evangelized. We think this is a 
Christian State, but not so. Though there are 283,000 Baptists 
(white), 2,173 churches, yet it is said over one-half of the popu- 
lation of North Carolina do not belong to any church. Evangeliza- 
tion will always be our first work, for it is fundamental. Our 
hearts are kept warm, by telling others about Jesus. So long as we 
do this fundamental work, we shall stay in touch with the spirit of 
Christ and Missions. 

2. Church Building. Churches are continually being organized 
on Mission fields, hence the need of this fund. Often these strug- 
gling churches are unable to build such houses as the needs of the 
community require. If they cannot get outside help, they either 
build an inadequate house, or else they fail to build at all. This 
fund is extremely limited, not having over $7,500.00 for this work 
this year. We should raise funds sufficient to do larger things in 



CUMBERIvAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

church building in North Carolina. We are hindered in our growth 
for the lack of available funds each year for this work. 

3. Sunday Schools. This department is not supported out of the 
Slate Mission funds, but is closely affiliated with State Mission 
work. It is supported by the Baptist churches and Sunday Schools 
of North Carolina. The work is conducted by Secretary E. L. 
Middleton, who holds institutes and training fchcols in different 
parts of the State, visits the associations and churches, and sends 
out thousands of letters and tracts in the interest of the Sunday 
School work in North Carolina. 

4. B. Y. P. U. Secretary J. D. Moore, is at the head of this 
department of the work, and is succeeding in interesting and train- 
ing our young Baptist members in general Christian work. 

5. Woman's Missionary Union. Last year the Baptist women 
of North Carolna through the W. M. U. gave to the work of gen- 
eral Missions the sum of $63,101.75. We should encourage our 
women in their efforts to help in the work of Missions in our State. 

In State Missions we only have the opportunity of giving the 
gospel to the people of our State, but we are adding to our denomi- 
national strength and thereby making it possible to do more for 
all our denominational interests. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. H. Porter, Committee. 



Moderator then called for report of committee to name Execu- 
tive Board. Committee reported as follows, viz., J. A. Oates, 
Fayetteville ; A. B. Smith, Cedar Creek; D. C. Rodgers, Hope 
Mills; F. M. Barrett, Fayetteville; D. L. Downing, Cedar Falls. 
Member of State Mission Board : J. A. Oates. On motion report 
of committee was adopted. 

Committee to nominate messengers to State Convention was 
asked for report, and placed the following in nomination : H. B. 
Downing, E. H. Bullard and F. A. Marsh. Delegate to Southern 
Baptist Convention: Rev. J. S. Snyder. On motion report was 
adopted and the above named were declared elected. 

The report from finance committee was called for. Same was 
submitted and received. 

On motion. Treasurer was ordered to pay over ten dollars be- 
longing to the general fund to Ever Green Church to be used in re- 
covering same. 

Treasurer was then asked for report, and same was read and 
received. 



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The committee on time and place of next association reported i 

that the next session of association would meet at the regular time , 

with Green Springs Church. A'loderator to name a man to preach I 

the Introductory Sermon, at a later date. i 

Congregation then rose and sang " Bless be the Tie thai Binds," j 

and Association was dismissed by Dr. W. R. Cullum. ; 

Joi:l S. Snyder, Moderator. \ 

N. F. Downing, Clerk. - 




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MINUTES 



OF THE 



ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cumberland Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



GREEN SPRINGS BAPTIST 
CHURCH 

OCTOBER 15 AND 16, 1919 



Moderator— Joel S. Snyder, .... Fayetteville, N. C. 
Treasurer— F. M. Barrett, .... Fayetteville, N. C. 
Clerk— N. A. McMillan, Parkton, N. C. 



The next session will be held with Beaver Dam Baptist Church 
at ten o'clock a. m. on Wednesday, October 17, 1920. 



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1919 ^ 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cumberland Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



GREEN SPRINGS BAPTIST 
CHURCH 

OCTOBER 15 AND 16, 1919 



Moderator— Joel S. Snyder, .... Fayetteville, N. C. 
Treasurer— F. M. Barrett, .... Fayetteville, N, C. 
Clerk— N. A. McMillan, Parkton, N. C. 



The next session will be held with Beaver Dam Baptist Church 
at ten o'clock a. m. on Wednesday, October 17, 1920. 



RALEIGH 

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1919 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

Austin, Geo. F Fayetteville, N. C. 

Clipton, R. L vFayetteville, N. C. 

Collier, R. D Linden, N. C 

Humphi^ey, W. A Fayetteville, N. C. 

Johnson, Joel S Fayetteville, N. C. 

Johnson, J. L Garland, N. C. 

Page, W. M ). .Fayetteville, N. C. 

Snyder, Joel S Fayetteville, N. C. 

Stephens, W. R \ Wake Forest, N. C. 

DELEGATES TO BAPTIST STATE CONA^NTIOX. 

D. W. Carter, N. A. McMiMllan, and C. C. Howard. 

DELEGATE TO SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONATENTION. 

J. L. Jenkins. Alternate, Joel S. Snyder. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE ASSOCIATION. 

J. A. Oats, Fayetteville, N. C.; A. B. Smith, Cedar Creek, N. 
C; D. C. Rogers, Hope Mills, N. C; F. M. Barrett, Fayetteville, 
N. C; D. L. Downing, Cedar Falls, N. C. 



LIST OF CHURCHES AXD THEIR DELiEGATES. 

Beaver Dam — P. W. Smith, J. A. Hall. 

Bladen Union — A. W. Carroll, W. C. Riddle, P. V. Holland. 

Cape Fear — G. T. Rackley, R. L. Butler, Albert Clark. 

Cedar Creek — R. C. Smith, G. H. Clark, J. S. Johnson. 

Cedar Falls — W. M. Warren, Thomas Lewis, Morris Taylor. 

Cumberland Union — A. J. Bedsole, M. G. Hall, G. T. Jackson. 

Fayetteville, First — T. S. Tolar, A. G. Murchison, J. A. Vann. 

Fayetteville, Person St.- — H. B. Downing, V. F. Talley, Charles 
Faircloth. 

Green Springs — M. W. McArthur, T. S. Smith, M. A. Canady. 

Hope Mills— J. F. Fisher, L. G. Hulon, Harrison Fisher. 

Judson — A. E. Clark, D. D. Jones, J. C. Horn. 

Lebanon — J. C. Beard, Henry Beard, D. R. Beard. 

Massey Hill — F. M. Barrett, L. T. Page, R. F. McDanlel. 

Mt. Gilead — C. J. Bain, R. W. Owen, T. J. Harris. 

Macedonia — G. F. Carter, A. B. Carter, M. Lee. 

Mt. Pisgah — Claud Ellis, Lucian Tew, Tracj' Clark. 

Mt. Tabor — W. J. Underwood, J. B. Wilkins, O. Godwin. 

Peters Creek — Taylor Smith, Fletcher Smith, Floyd Simmon. 

Pleasant Grove^ — E. H. Bullard, J. P. Crumpler, T. D. Down- 
ing. 

Rock Fish — W. A. West, A. M. Morton, N. M. McDaniel. 

Sharon — D. H. Beard, W. A. Fisher, J. H. Melvin. 

Shiloh — H. W. Bedsole, W. L. Ellis, J. H. McGce. 

Stedman — W. C. Averitt, J. H. Bryant, A. G. Strychland. 

Suggs Grove — A. C. Cain, J. C. Melvin, C. L. Melvin. 

Tabernacle — W. J. Stone, D. G. Capps, W. F. Townsend. 

Union Springs — W. C. Smith, J. L. Allen, G. D. McKethan. 



PROCEEDINGS 



Green Springs Baptist Church, 

. October 15, 1919. 

The Cumberland Baptist Association met in its eleventh 
annual session with G-reen Springs Baptist Church, at 11 
a. m., on Wednesday, the 15th day of October, 1919. 

After song service. Rev. I. P. Hedgepeth preached on the 
subject, "No Neutrality in the Lord's Work," after which 
we were dismissed, to reassemble at 1 :45 p. m. 

Wednesday Afternoon 

The Association reassembled at 1 :45 p. m., called to order 
by the Moderator. 

In the absence of the Clerk, Bro. D. C. Rogers was elected 
temporary clerk. 

The roll of churches was called. The Moderator an- 
nounced a majority of the churches represented, and that 
nominations for Moderator were then in order. 

On motion, the rules were suspended and the vote was by 
acclamation. 

It was moved that Rev. Joel S. Snyder be elected as Mod- 
erator. Rev. J. L. Jenkins took the vote, which was unani- 
mous for Brother Snyder. He was then declared elected 
Moderator of the Association. 

N. A. McMillan was elected Clerk. 

F. M. Barrett was elected Treasurer. 

The following were appointed by the Moderator as 
Finance Committee : J. L. Holland, G. T. Rackley, and D. W. 
Carter. 

On motion, reports were presented on the conditions in 
this Association and religious literature today. 

On motion, the Executive Committee and the Moderator 
were named as a committee to collect the reports on the 
objects of the Convention, and to amend any or all such re- 
ports as they deem necessary, and to consolidate and intro- 
duce them under the head of one report in the interest of 
the 75 Million Campaign. 



6 ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

Report on Conditions iii the Association was called for 
from Bro. D. L. Downing. The report was made, and was 
discussed by D. L. Downing, R. L. Turner, J. A. Gates, J. L. 
Jenkins, and I. P. Hedgepeth. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

REPORT OX CONDITIONS IN ASSOCIATION. 

I respectfully submit the following report: 

Financially the churches have made some progress, but not at 
all in keeping with the prosperity you see in other lines. 

Spiritually I am afraid that the various things we have been 
compelled to undergo has caused us to lose sight of our great 
duty and privilege along this line. It strike: me that a great 
deal of unrest has crept into the church, so let us hope that it 
will cause us to realize our duty and respond more heartily to 
the needs of the cause. I also notice for the past few years our 
conversions are very few compared with our membership and 
the amount of preaching we have, and that a great many of 
those do not develop into good workers. 

There also seems to be a lack of interest in securing residen- 
tial pastors and forming fields for them. Would it not be wise 
to look into this question? 

As a whole I feel like the church has made progress, but not 
as much progress as it should have and as much as I hope it 
will from now on. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. DOWNING, Committee. 

The report on Christian Literature was called for from 
AVilliam M. Huggins. Brother Huggins not being present, 
the report was read by the Clerk and discussed by I. P. 
Hedgepeth and R. N. Cashwell. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

REPORT ON CHRISTIAN LITERATURE TO CU^IBERLAND 

ASSOCIATION. 

There are at this time more than 285,000 white Baptist in the 
State of North Carolina, all of whom are active or otherwise, 
and many of whom are otherwise than active. 

Both church and State are calling for well informed and active 
men. 

Observation teaches us that men and women of information 
are the most active in every vocation. The things that interest 
them most are the things of which they have some knowledge. 



CUMBEiRLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 7 

The question is being asked by every denomination, "Why so 
much lethargy on spiritual lines at home and abroad? 

It seems to me that the question may be settled by saying, "A 
lack of information." In this busy age, when men are living at 
such a rapid pace, they do not take time to cultivate their reli- 
gious nature. Men seem to forget that they are composed of 
both social and religious ingredients. 

The Recorder is the organ of our Baptist State Convention, a 
bureau of religious information, and the spiritual thermometer 
of our denominational pulse. Its editorials are the very best. Its 
news notes are instructive, and its various departments are very 
helpful. For more than a quarter of a century it has been goii^g 
into the homes of the Baptist host of North Carolina as an illumi- 
nator of the mind and a teacher of religious knowledge, hence it 
deserves a place by every Baptist fireside in our State. Her mes- 
sage should be and is: A disseminator of Baptist principles and 
religious knowledge. Her field is every Baptist home in the 
State of North Carolina. Our people need to be informed as to 
how little we are doing, as well as how much. She should have 
the hearty support of eveiT pastor in the State, for truly she is 
the preacher's helper. 

Charity and Children should have the warm support of all our 
Sunday-schools. There is a two-fold blec-sing in Charity and 
Children. We get information and also contribute to the needs 
of the Orphanage, it goes weekly into more than 18,000 homes. 

The Home Mission Journal is a storehouse of knowledge to 
home work. The Foreign Mission Journal, too, is a source of 
information to Foreign Mission work. 

We therefore recommend that each pastor of this Association 
do his BEST to piit these periodicals in the home of every Bap- 
tist in this Association. 

WM. M. HUGGINS. 

The following committees were appointed by tlie Modera- 
tor : 

Time and Place of Next Association — H. B. Downing, 
N. M. McDonald, and A. J. Bedsole. 

To Nominate Delegates to State and Southern Baptist 
Conventions— R. J. Hall, W. S. Bramble, and C. R. Hester. 

To nominate members of the State Board of Missions — 
R. A. Hedgepeth, F. V. Talley, and W. M. Warren. 

On motion, the Association adjourned until 10 o'clock to- 
morrow. 



8 ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

Thursday Morning 

The Association met at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. 
Prayer by J. S. Parmer and D. C. Rogers. 

After the song service, the Moderator called the Associa- 
tion to order. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

The roll of churches not present yesterday was called. 

The Moderator recognized Bro. J. S. Farmer, representa- 
tive of the Biblical Recorder, and Archibald Johnson, of the 
Thomasville Orphanage. 

The Moderator read the report of the committee to con- 
solidate and introduce the reports on the various objects of 
the Convention in the interest of the 75 Million Campaign. 

The report on Home Missions was read by R. J. Hall. 

The report on State Missions was read by the Moderator. 

The report on Foreign Missions was read by the Clerk. 

The report on the Orphanage was read by C. C. Howard. 

Te report on Education was read by J. A. Oates. 

THE BAPTIST 73 BULLION CAMPAIGN. 

The undertaking which bears title, The Baptist 75 Million 
Campaign, has its origin, we believe, in heaven; but its fir&t man- 
ifestation was in the Southern Baptist Convention last May. A 
committee on recommendations brought in a report to the efEec^- 
that the Baptist of the South during the next ^five years raise 75 
million dollars for all objects outside of the home church. After 
a favorable discussion of two hours the recommendation was 
unanimously and heartily accepted. The campaign was put in 
the hands of a commission, the chairman of which is Dr. Geo. W. 
Truett. Headquarters have been established at Nashville, Tenn., 
with Dr. L. R. Scarborough as director. 

The large and worthy undertaking recognizes our stewardship 
of what we have and are, and we purpose to answer in a large 
way the loud call of need at home and abroad. It also recog- 
nizes the fact that the Kingdom of God is for all people and that 
it is to minister to life at every point of need; hence the appro- 
priation of money for the seven objects both in the home and 
foreign lands. The points and places to be blessed by the ex- 
penditures of the 75 millions are as follows: 



CUMBEiRLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

TO GENERAL CAUSES: 

Foreign Missions .$20,000,000 

Christian Education 20,000,000 

Home Missions 12,000,000 

State Missions 11,000,000 

Ministerial Relief 5,000,000 

Orphanages 4,700,000 

Hospitals 2,125,000 

CAUSES OF SOUTHWIDE APPEALr. 

(Included in above) 

southern Seminary $ 500,000 

W. M. U. Training School 3 00,00 

Southwestern Seminary ■ 500, OOH 

Southwestern Training School 200,001) 

Baptist Bible Institute 5 00,00 

Schools in La., Ark., N. M., Fla., Ill 500,000 

Proposed Mountain Schools 300,000 

Negro Seminary > ^ 200,000 

NORTH CAROLINA'S SHARE, $6,000,000. 

North Carolina's share of the 75 Million Dollars is six million 
dollars. This money is to be subscribed and paid within five 
years from May 1, 1919, and all contributions to North Carolina 
objects made since May 1, 1919, are credited on North Carolina's 
share. 

This six million dollars includes the Million Dollar Education- 
al Fund, and further provides for State and Associational Mis- 
sions; for Home Missions; for Foreign Missions; for Ministerial 
Relief; for Christian Education, and for the Thomasville Orphan- 
age for the five years beginning May 1, 1919. 

DISTRIBUTION IN NORTH CAROLINA: 

Foreign Missions $ 1,766,667 

Christian Education 1,466,667 

Home Missions 1,092,833 

State Missions 663,833 

Thomasville Orphanage 610,000 

Ministerial Relief 300,000 

Baptist Hospital 100,000 



10 ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

The reports on the subjects covered by the campaign follow: 
H031E i\nSSIOX REPORT. 

It seems that every year the Lord has a way of manifesting 
His goodness, and mercy, and power to Home Missions, peculiar- 
ly fitted to our needs. This year the Lord has blessed our Home 
Mission work more than any previous year. Through the work 
of the Home Mission Board this year, nearly forty thousand have 
been baptised and over fifty-nine thousand added to the 
churches. 

Our Home Mission Board is located in Atlanta, Ga.; Dr. B. D. 
Gray, Corresponding Secretary. During our last Southern Bap- 
tist Convention, held in Atlanta, Ga., enlargement was found to 
be necessary in every department of our Home Mission work. 

The leading departments tlirough which the Home Board is 
doing its great work are as follows: Co-operative Missions, En- 
listment, Evangelism, Foreigners, Indians, Negroes, Church Ex- 
tension, Cuba, Panama, Mountain Schools, Soldier Work, Sanito- 
rium and Baptist Bible Institute. 

A brief statement about each one of these departments will 
enable us to better understand the workings of the Home Mis- 
sion Board: 

(1) Co-operative Missions. — Co-operative Missions is Hie great 
unifying feature of our work, bringing us into closest toucn 
with the work of the various States. More than ever its effect- 
iveness is being realized. 

(2) Enlistment. — Enlistment is an effort by the aid of trained 
helpers, called "Enlistment Men," to inspire the churclies to 
carry out the New Testament provision for saving not only 
souls but lives. Just now Enlistment is the prime need of 
Southern Baptists. This is our weakest point. Dr. S. Y. Jame- 
son, the superintendent of this department, has greatly enlarged 
the work during the year. 

(.3) Evangelism. — Dr. W. W. Hamilton is the superintendent 
of evangelism, and is considered by many as the foi'emost evan- 
gelist of the country. He is leading the work with great suc- 
cess. The aim of the department is to secure 100 evangelists 
and 100,000 converts each year. 

(4) Foreigners. — The work among the foreigners has been 
greatly blessed. The Home Board needs new forces to meet the 
calls that come from Norfolk, Tampa, New Orleans, Oklahoma, 
and ^Mexicans in Texas. Unless they have the Gospel in its 
purity they will be a menace to civilization. 

(5) Indians.- — Great progress has been made during the year 
in our Indian work. The Indians are very strong Baptists in 
our great school at Chilocco. These students are to be the lead- 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

ers among the Indians in the future. The Home Board has al- 
ready begun work among the Indians in Western North Caro- 
lina, and will soon begin among the Croatans in eastern Nor^h 
Carolina. 

(6) Negroes. — The work of the Home Board among the Ne- 
groes has shown marked progress. There are about three mil- 
lion Negro Baptists in the South. Our Board is maintaining three 
Negro evangelists and supporting about forty miscionaries and 
three teachers. 

(7) Church Extension. — The Home Board has a splendid re- 
port on Church Extension, especially in connection with the 
Building Loan Fund. During the year there was an increase of 
41.68 per cent over receipts for last year. The subscription to 
the Loan Fund of $1,000,000 has been completed. 

(8) Cuba. — Our Home Board has in Cuba twenty-:even or- 
ganized churches and thirty-nine stations with a church mem- 
bership of something over eighteen hundred members. None of 
these churches are self-supporting, but a striking feature is the 
tendency towards self-support. All the organized churches ex- 
cept one have native pastor::. A native ministry is very impor- 
ant because they are able to enter more thoroughly into sympa- 
thy Avith their own people. Our Board has four men, three of 
whom have their wives with them, and two lady workers as 
American missionaries in Cuba. 

(9) Panama. — There have been wonderful changes in Panama 
recently. The population lias changed, so have our workers. 
Dr. R. J. Pirkey resigned his work and P. C. Walker succeeclea 

-him. But good news come;^ to us concerning the work there. 
Panama is significantly located for work. Ships pass this way 
from all quarters of the globe and the gospel message can 
be preached to people from all lands. Last year the Home 
Board spent in Panama $11,950. The apportionment for this 
year is $22,250. 

(10) Mountain School;:. — Supt. Brown says: "We have closed 
the best year of our history in the mountain schools. The Home 
Board maintains 39 Mountain schools, with 5,065 students, 210 
teachers and 103 ministerial students. Still we are touching the 
highland country only in spots. The untouched fields are vast." 

(11) Soldier Work. — Laot year the Home Board in the army 
camps led 3 8,000 soldiers to Christ. Still there is a great work 
to be done among our soldiers at the permanent camps and forts 
and hospitals. There are thousands of brave boys who are 
wounded for life and need our helpful ministration?. 

(12) Baptist Bible Institute and Sanitarium. — Two important 
things fostered by the Home Board in recent years are the Bap- 
tist Bible Institute and the Tuberculosis Sanitarium. Our Sani- 



12 ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

tarium is located at El Paso and is entirely under the direction 
of the Home Mission Board. It is worth over $100,000.00 and 
the Home Board has resolved to raise $250,000 by the meeting 
of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1:92 3 to further enlarge 
the work. 

The Home Board has appropriated $5,000 to the Baptist Bible 
Institute in New Orleans. The Institute is prospering in a re- 
markable way, and the Home Mission Board is glad to have a 
hand in its establishment. 

Dr. Gray requests that attention be called to the fact that the 
Home Board unreservedly throws its whole heart and its- every 
worker into the purpose of the Baptist 7 5 Million Campaign. 

The Southern Baptist Convention has in the 75 Million Cam- 
paign provided 12 million dollars to be used by our Home Mis- 
sion Board in evangelizing and Christianizing the South. Not- 
withstanding the great work already accomplished by the Home 
Board, there are still startling needs and blessed opportunities 
in the fields of evangelism. In the South are 20 million souls 
of our own people, who have made no profession of religion. We 
urge our people everywhere to put forth their every effort to 
carry out the 75 million program and thus meet the great issues 
now at stake in Home Missions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. J. HALL, Committee. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIOCVS. 

Our State Mission work is under the control of a Board of Mis- 
sions, having its offices in the Biblical Recorder Buiiamg, Ral- 
eigh. Walter N. Johnson is its corresponding Secretary. 

The Board has seven departments of work: Evangelism, Mobile 
Schools, Church Building, Colportage, Woman's Missionary 
Union, B. Y. P. U., Sunday-schools. 

Evangelism will always be the first work. Many are being 
saved, yet an alarmingly large number of our fellow Carolinians 
are still in their sins facing eternal condemnation. We need 
financial help for this work, still more the prayers of the church 
and an exampl-e and light shown in the lives of processing Chris- 
tians. 

Woman's I^Iissionary Union. 

The W. M. U. is growing in number and efficiency. It has 
raised $1,559.51 this year. There are 18 societies in this Asso- 
ciation. Mrs. D. C. Rogers is president. There are 13 Junior 
Societies and 2 4 Missionary Societies. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 

B. Y. P. U. 

The aims of this Union is "a more excellent way." It "lives 
to give," training workers who go to all departments of church 
work. J. D. Moore is- Corresponding Secretary, 

Sunday-schools. 

Sunday-school missions stand for more Sunday-schools and 
better Sunday-schools. Training Schools and Institutes are 
held, associations and churches visited, new Sunday-schools are 
organized, thousands of letters are written, and a campaign ot 
education through free tracts is conducted. E. L. Middleton is 
Secretary. 

Church Building. 

Our Board in a very limited way is helping weak mission 
churches to erect houses of worship. The funds for this most 
important purpose are quite inadequate. There has been about 
$10,000 for this work this year. 

Colportage. 

This is practically a new department. Its objects: Selling 
good book.:, distributing free tracts and literature, enlarging 
the circulation of the Biblical Recorder. The men employed for 
this purpose also work as missionaries. 

Mobile Schools. 

The purpose of these schools is the intensive training of 
"Kingdom Workers." The work has hardly started, its aim i^ 
to grow till at least one Baptist in three is in touch with one of 
the schools. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Southern Baptists have two mission boards: The Home Mission 
Board at Atlanta, Ga., and the Foreign Mission Board at Rich- 
mond, Va. The Home Board is charged with carrying on of mis- 
sion work in our own country and the Foreign Board with the 
responsibility of looking after the mission work in all the othei' 
countries. 

Our Foreign Mission work the past two years has been encour- 
aging. The success of the past two years together with the Jud- 
son Centennial Fund has on the other hand increased the need 
of greater resources, for the situation abroad is appalling. The 
stroke of war has broken up new soil, and mankind everywhere 
is conscious of new needs and possibilities. Pagan religions are 
being relegated to the junk heap and those nations are looking 



14 - ELE,VENTH ANNUAL, SESSION 

for a new master. Hence, our responsibility in giving them 
Jesus who alone is the Lord of democracy. 

There were last year in round numbers 7,000 baptisms. We 
have now 464 churches, of which 141 are self-supporting, with a 
membership reaching 53,62 9. We have 715 Sunday-schools, 
with a membership of 34,428,482. Literature schools of all 
grades, with 13,8 66 scholars. 

In our eleven theological training schools were last year 302 
students. 

These are some figures, but they do not tell the whole story 
of our work. Our own association, the Cumberland, gave last 
year to foreign missions $932.99. 

The Southern Baptists have had a vision of the new day in 
which we live. At the Convention in Atlanta last spring, the 
largest representation of Baptists in the history of the world 
committed themselves to the task or, privilege, of raising within 
the next five years $75,000,000 for the enlargement of all the 
departments of our work, and $20,000,000 of the amount goes 
to Foreign Missions. Your committee would recommend that 
every Baptist in the Cumberland rally to the support of the cam- 
paign, and work and pray and pay until victory has been won. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. JENKINS. 

EDUCATION. 

The church is humanity's best friend. It devotes itself to the 
things that minister to life. The Kingdom of God is regenerated 
men at work for the good of men. Man's every need, whether 
of body, mind or soul, is the righteous concern of all the men 
and women who set themselves to carry out the work of Hini 
who came to seek and to save that which is lost. 

The church, therefore, devotes itself to education that men 
and women may be trained for the dual purpose of £elf-benefit 
and benevolent service. 

Throughout the Southern Baptist Convention there are 13 2 
schools under Baptist control, including theological seminaries, 
colleges, training schools and high schools, usually called second- 
ary schools. Baptists, like most other denominations, maintain 
schools above the elementary grades, for they all believe that 
these schools do a necessary work that no other schools can pos- 
sily do. And their position in this matter has been abundantly 
justified by the gracious contribution of these schools to stable 
growth and moral attitude of the American people. 

In North Carolina there are nearly twenty schools owned and 
controlled by the Baptists; three of them. Wake Forest, Meredith 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 15 

and Chowan, are colleges, and the remainder are secondary 
schools. The Cumberland Association is in the territory of Dell 
School in Sampson County, a well-located and well-managed in- 
stitution, deserving the patronage of our people. 

Our two Seminaries, at Louisville, Ky., and Fort Worth, Tex- 
as, are largely attended and unsurpassed in the character of the 
work done. We strongly urge every young man entering the 
Baptist ministry to go to a Seminary, as this age demands prepa- 
ration by the man who would minister in things spiritual. 

These times of great prosperity call for great mental develop- 
ment.. 

We raise an enquiry a.:; to whether education for benevolent 
service is keeping pace with the wonderful development of 
things material. We urge large investment in the young man- 
hood and young womanhood of the association. Without this we 
shall wrong the child, the church and the commonwealth. 

This gracious work is to be carried on by the contributions to 
the 75 Million Dollar Campaign. 

REPORT ON THE ORPHANAGE. 

The Orphanage rests heavily on the hearts of our people. More 
than 52 5 boys and girls are growing into honorable manhood 
and womanhood under its benign influence, who otherwise 
might grow up in ignorance and vice. Its record is rich in help- 
ful service. Not only are we, as Baptists, proud of our Orphan- 
age and the work it is doing, but its work is recognized by all 
who are interested in relieving necessities and training good citi- 
zens. 

We feel more keenly with each passing year our obligation to 
the children who cry to us for help and friendship. And as this 
obligation is more clearly seen and felt, we the more gladly and 
generously discharge it. 

And this is well, for the present high prices for every house- 
hold necessity makes it essential to increase the current fund in 
order to keep our beloved institution out of the bondage and 
peril of debt. 

Furthermore, the pressure for admittance from boys and girls 
on the outside grows stronger day by day. Hundreds of home- 
less children utterly helpless and dependant clamor at the doors. 
The Lord has poured material things upon us. We are well able 
to heed the cry of these children, and we must head it or suffer 
ourselves. 

To give relief to this army of children we must largely in- 
crease our current fund. What comes into the treasury barely 
covers the cost of supporting those within the walls of the 
Orphanage. 



16 ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

We have many children in the Orplianage who might be cared 
for by their motliers, if a little help were supplied to them by 
the communities from which they come. The welfare workers 
of the State, with Mr. Roland F. Beasley as their head, are try- 
ing to hold these households intact. We would give our hearty 
endorsement to this agency of help and blessing and thus make 
more room in the Orphanage for those who have neither father 
nor mother, but are wholly dependant upon the institution for 
their care and training. 

Your committee would recommend: 

(1) The plan of setting apart OXE DAY FOR THE ORPHAN- 
AGE at or near Thanksgiving by every man, woman and child 
in this association. 

(2) A monthly contribution from every Sunday-school in this 
association. 

(3) A club of Charity and Children in every Sunday-school 
with an individual copy to as many others as possible. 

C. C. HOWARD, Committee. 

Discussed by Archibald Johnson and J. S. Farmer. 
On motion, the Association adjourned for dinner. 
Benediction by W. R. Stephens. 

Thursday Afternoon 

The Association opened with song service and prayer by 
C. C. Howard. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator. 
The roll of churches was called, after which discussion of 
the 75 Million Campaign was resumed, participated in by 
Rev. J. L. Jenkins. 

On motion, the reports were adopted. 

On motion, the churches of the Association were instruct- 
ed not to send any money to the Association except the min- 
ute fund. 

The report of the Finance Committee was called for, which 
was submitted and received. 

The Committee on Time and Place recommended Beaver 
Dam, at the regular time. Report adopted. 

The Committee to nominate delegates to State and South- 
ern Baptist Conventions reported : Representatives to State 
Convention, D. W. Carter, N. A. McMillan, and C. C. How- 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 17 

ard ; to Southern Baptist Convention, Rev. J. L. Jenkins, 
Rev. Joel S. Snyder, alternate. Report adopted. 

The committee to nominate members of the State Mission 
Board was not present. 

On motion, the Association elected Rev. Joel S. Snyder. 

On motion, the following were re-elected as Executive 
Board : J. A. Oates, Fayetteville ; A. B. Smith, Cedar Creek ; 
D. C. Rogers, Hope Mills ; F. M. Barrett, Fayetteville ; D. L. 
Downing, Cedar Falls, 

There being no fruther business, the Association ad- 
journed. 

REV. JOEL S. SNYDER, 

N. A. McMillan, Clerk. Moderator. 



18 ELEVEiNTH ANNUAL SESSION 



MINUTES OF THE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE CUMBERLAND WOMAN'S 

MISSIONARY UNION. 



The W. M. U. of the Cumberland Association met at Cedar 
Falls Church, September 28, 1919, with the Superintendent, 
Mrs. D. C. Rogers, of Fayetteville, presiding. The meeting 
was opened by the Superintendent, Avho read Exodus 14: 
10-16, after which prayer was offered by Miss Bertha Car- 
roll, Corresponding Secretary of the State W. M. U. 

In a few well chosen words Mrs. Warren, President of 
Cedar Falls W. M. S., welcomed the visiting Societies, and 
Mrs. Fisher, of Fayetteville, responded with Avords of ap- 
preciation. 

Reports of officers were called for. 

The Superintendent's report was most gratifying, show- 
ing that three new Societies have been organized during the 
year, and that there was a marked increase in the gifts of 
the Union. The attendance at the meeting showed marked 
enthusiasm. 

The reports covered twenty-six churches, and the dona- 
tions from the thirty-five Societies of the Association 
amounted to $1,543.30. 

Mi-s. James Hall, of Fayetteville, presented her annual 
report of the Junior Societies. One new Society had been 
organized during the year, making a total of twelve Socie- 
ties. They reported gifts amounting to $76.79 during the 
year, the Sunbeams of Rockfish leading with $25.66. 

Miss Carroll talked on the roots of our W. M. U. work — 
Prayer, Enlistment, Information, and Giving. 

Solo by Mrs. West, of Fayetteville. 

The Superintendent appointed the following committees 
to report at the afternoon session: 

Nominating and Time and Place — All Presidents of Socie- 
ties, Mrs. Z. B. Newton, of Hope Mills, Chairman. 

Literature — Mrs. Hair, Miss Lewis, Mrs. McDaniel. 

Obituaries — Mrs. Downing, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Renolds. 

Adjournment for dinner. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. lH 

Afternoon Session 

After a brief song service and prayer, Rev. J. S. Snyder, 
of Fayetteville First Church, made a comprehensive talk on 
the 75 Million Campaign; then the audience sang our Cam- 
paign "Iwmn, "When Millions Come Pouring In." 

Reports of committees were called for. 

The Committee on Nominations recommended the election 
of tlie following officers for the coming year : 

Superintendent — Mrs. D. C. Rogers. 

Junior Superintendent — Mrs. James Hall. 

Secretary— Mrs. T. B. Renolds. 

They were unanimously elected. 

The time of the next meeting was fixed for the fourth 
Sunday in September, 1920, and the place Green Springs. 

The Literature Committee Reported two subscriptions to 
the Biblical Recorder, three to Roj^al Service, and eleven to 
Home and Foreign Fields. ~ 

The Committee on Obituaries reported four of our work- 
ers who had "gone up higher" during the year. 

Miss Carroll then talked on the part we are to have in the 
75 Million Campaign. 

After expressions of appreciation by the Superintendent 
and audience for the bountiful hospitality of tlie Cedar 
Falls people and for the help and presence of visitors, the 
audience sang "Blest be the tie that binds," and was led in 
a closing prayer by Mrs. D. C. Rogers, of Hope Mills. 

All left with enthusiasm and plans to "lengthen our cords 
and strengthen our stakes" for the coming campaign. 

MRS. T. B. RENOLDS, 

Secretary pro. tem. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cumberland Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



BEAVER DAM BAPTIST CHURCH 
OCTOBER 13 and 14, 1920 



Moderator— JOEL S. SNYDER, . . . Fayetteville, N. C. 
Treasurer— F. M. BARRETT, . . . Fayetteville, N. C. 

Clerk— G. SCOTT TURNER, . . R. 5, Fayetteville, N. C. 



The next session will be held with Bladen Union Baptist Church 
at ten o'clock a. rri., on Wednesday, October 12, 1921. 



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1921 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION ^ 



OF THE 

Cumberland Baptist^ Association 

HELD WITH 

BEAVER DAM BAPTIST CHIJRCH 

^ - ■ .. . . < . i. 

OCTOBER 13 and 14, 1920 



Moderator— JOEL S. SNYDER, .... Fayetteville, N. C. 
Treasurer— F. M. BARRETT, .... Fayetteville, N. C. 

Clerk— G. SCOTT TURNER, . ; . . R. 5, Fayetteville, N. O. 



. A' J. 
The next session will be hekJ with Bladen Union Baptist Church . ) 
at ten o'clock a. m., on Wednesday, October 12, 1921. "' ' ' 



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1921 ,j ,. ' .! 



RESIDENT ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

Clifton, R. L. Fayetteville, N. C. 

Collier, R. D. Linden, N. C. 

D. E. Deaton Fayetteville, N. C. 

Humphrey, W. A. Fayetteville, N. C 

Johnson, Joel S. Buie's Creek, N. C. 

Larkins, J. D. P"'ayetteville, N. C. 

Snyder, Joel S. Fayetteville, N. C. 

Turner, G. Scott R. 5, Fayetteville, N. C. 

DELEGATES TO BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 

Rev. J. L. Jenkins, Rev. D. E. Deaton, Rev. G. S. Turner. 

DEIiEGATE TO SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION. 

Rev. Joel S. Snyder. Alternate, Rev. R. G. Kendrick. 

EXECUIIVE BOARD OF THE ASSOCIATION. 

J. A. Gates, Fayetteville; A. B. Smith, Cedar Creek; D. C. 
Rogers, Fayetteville; F. M. Barret, Fayetteville; D. L. Downing, 
Fayetteville. 

LIST OF CHURCHES AND THEIR DELEGATES. 

Beaver Dam — Alex. Hales, F. P. Smith, J. S. Home. 
Bladen Union — W. C. Riddle, R. W. Holland, Gilbert Beard. 
Cape Fear — G. T. Rackley, Gordon Butler. 
Cedar Creek — F. A. Rollins, A. B. Smith, W. A. Thagard. 
Cedar Falls — W. M. Warren, D. L. Downing, B. H. Hill. 
Cumberland Union — J. I. Chason, J. W. Mintz, A, J. Bedsole. 
Evergreen — W. K. Carty, Franklin Hall, James Bedsole. 
Fayetteville, First — A. E. Martin, R. A. Murchison, W. H. Powell. 
Fayetteville, Person Street- — ^H. B. Downing, C. C. Bullard, A. M. 

Jackson. 
Green Springs — D. E. Melvin, A. L. Britt, R. L. Braxton. 
Hope Mills — J. H. Fisher, L. G. Hulon, G. W. Singletary. 
Judson — H. L. Wallace, A. E Clark, D. D. Nunnery. 
Lebanon — J. C. Beard, D. R. Beard, W. A. McPhai!. 
Macedonia — D. C. Downing, J. R. Starling, G. W. Carter. 
Magnolia — J. M. Beard, F. S. Williamson, W. E. Strickland. 
Massey Hill — J. A. Hair, L. A. McDaniel, L. A. Davis 
Mount Gilead — T. J. Harris, E. Reeves, A. B. Spears 
Mount Pisgah — C. L. Nunalee, E. E. Hall. 
Peter's Creek — R. Melvin, H. Simmons, V. Melvin. 
Pleasant Grove — E. H. Bullard, D. P. McDaniel, T. D. Downing. 
Rockfish — A. M. Morton, M. M. McDaniel, A. A. Hales. 
Sharon — D. M. Beard, B. A. Fisher, F. P. Smith. 
Suggs Grove — A. C. Cain, A. A. Edge, J. Melvin. 
Tabernacle — E. F. Jones, A. Capps F. King. 
Union Springs — H. C. Butler, C. H. Bedsole, W. C. Smith. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 

October 13. 1920. 

The Cumberland Baptist Association met in its twelfth 
annual session with Beaver Dam Church, Wednesday, Octo- 
ber 13, 1920. The meeting was called to order by Rev. Joel 
S. Snyder. 

After devotional services, several brethren made short 
addresses on "Kingdom Work in the Association." 

A roll-call of the churches was made, and a majority of 
the churches was found to be present. 

The f olloAving officers were appointed : 

Rev. Joel S. Snyder, Moderator. 

Rev. G. Scott Turner, Clerk. 

Bro. F. M. Barret, Treasurer. 

It was decided, on motion, to appoint a committee to 
make a digest of letters. The Clerk was named as com- 
mittee. 

The Moderator recognized the fodowing visiting brethren: 
E. L. Middleton, F. B. Hamrick ; and the following pastors, 
new to the Association : R. G. Kendriek, D. E. Deaton. 

A general outline for procedure was made by the Modera- 
tor and accepted, with modifications. 

Bro. E. L. Middleton then made a most instructive talk 
on the work of the Sundaj' School Board and Sunday School 
work in general. He submitted the following report : 

SUNDAY-SCHOOL REPORT. 

There never was a time when we needed to emphasize work or 
every religious agency so much as now. Our Sunday-school 
work has such large possibilities in winning the lost to Christ 
and training the saved for efficient service that we cannot afford 
to treat it lightly. 

Southern Baptists have undertaken a great Sunday-school 
program. As one of the features of our 75 Million Campaigu 
our Sunday-school Board, with the campaign workers, have out- 
lined for us a great task, therefore we in our Association, com- 



4 TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

mit ourselves to the following policies for the next year and the 
years following: 

1. Enlargement. There are at least 5 00,000 people in North 
Carolina unreached by any Sunday-school, for whom white Bap- 
tists are responsible, if we only do our proportionate part in 
reaching the unreached. We commend the religious census as 
the best way of performing this task effectively. 

2. Adequate Organization and Equipment are necessary if we 
are going to properly take care of these people and those al- 
ready enrolled. This means that our workers must learn how 
to group, or grade, our pupils into the right kind of classes and 
departments. Then again, we must not forget the physical 
equipment that will at least meet minimum educational stand- 
ards. We must provide class rooms, suitable seats, maps, blacK- 
boards, etc. 

3. Teacher training is a basal necessity in such an hour as 
this. Our Sunday-school Board is urging our people to so press 
this work that by 1924 we shall have 150,000 people holding 
the Normal Diploma. This means a great forward movement in 
our work. We urge the heartiest co-operation on the part ot 
our pastors, officers and teachers. 

4. Organized Classes are the most effective organizations for 
reaching, training and using the men and women of our churches 
and congregations. No other plan has succeeded so well as this. 
AVe commend the "Organized Class Movement" as the best peri- 
odical available for the officers of these classes. 

5. Evangelism should be the main objective in the work of 
every Sunday-school. Every year in our Baptist constituency at 
least 20,000 children reach the age of accountability. This does 
not include thousands and tens of thousands of larger boys and 
girls and men and women who are not saved and yet who must 
be reached by us if they are ever reached for the Kingdom. We 
commend a study of the book, "Winning to Christ", by all of our 
workers. 

6. Co-operation with the Sunday-school department of the 
State Mission Board is our duty. This department stands ready 
at all times to distribute helpful tracts on practically all phases 
of Sunday-school work. These are absolutely free and can be 
secured from Secretary E. L. Middleton, Raleigh. He will also 
aid in every possible way in providing Training Schools and in- 
stitutes for groups of churches in cities, towns or country. He 
urges inquiry from every-one who has unsolved Sunday-school 
problems. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. L. MIDDLETON. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, b 

After prayer, the meeting adjourned for dinner. 

Wednesday — Afternoon Session. 

The afternoon session opened with songs, and prayer by 
Eev. C. R. Hester. 

Tlie following committees were appointed by the Mod- 
erator : 

To nominate Executive Board — Brethren Frank Jones, 
W. M. Warren, E. H. Bullard. 

To nominate member of State Mission Board — D. E. 
Deaton, Charles Nunalee, J. A. Vann. 

No nominate messengers to State and Southern Baptist 
Conventions— D. E. Melvin, A. E. Martin, F. M. Barret. 

To name preacher and place for next session — J. L. Hol- 
land, D. P. McDaniel, A. J. Bedsole. 

The report on thq Orphanage was then read by D. L. 
Downing. Brother Downing and Brother Hamrick spoke to 
this report. 

ORPHANAGE REPORT. 

We find that the Thomasville and Kennedy Home have now 
under their charge 5 00 or more children and they are almost 
entirely dependent on the Missionary Baptist churches. 

The cost of upkeep per child is now about $16.50 per month. 
The children are trained to work at various trades and are given 
what we call a common school education, thereby preparing 
them for life from a spiritual, moral and business point of view. 
1 most earnestly commend them to your care. 
Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. DOWNING. 

On motion, the above report was adopted. 

The appointees to read reports on Home and State Mis- 
sions presented no report, so the Moderator asked Brother 
Kendriek to read the report on Home Missions on the sec- 
ond day's meeting, and asked Brother Middleton to .speak 
on t:>tate Missions. Brother Middleton then outlined the 
branches of work included in State Missions. 

The report on Foreign Missions was read by Bro. G. S. 
Turner, and followed by a report on the standing of the 



6 TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

ehurelies in regard to the 75 Million Campaign by Brotlier 
Snyder. 

REPORT OX FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The great campaign is expected to yield tour million dollars, 
annually, for five years to Foreign Missions. The Foreign Mis- 
sion Board expects to distribute the money, approximately, as 
follows; 

Africa $ ^10,675.00 

Argentina ^52i,5UO.OO 

North Brazil 254,0U0.00 

South Brazil 1,049,0(JU.U0 

Chili 55,000.00 

Central China 744,i500.00 

Interior China 495.525.00 

North China 561,500.00 

South China 1,243,800.00 

Pakhoi 19,500.00 

Europe and reconstruction o, 583, 450. 00 

Japan 795,000.00 

Mexico 418,000.00 

It is the wise policy of the Board to have for its first aim mak- 
ing the mission fields already occupied more efficient., then to en- 
ter and develop the many new fields which echo loudly the-Mace- 
donian cry. 

Many have volunteered to go as missionaries to the foreign 
fields, and more may be expected during the coming years. Much 
of the above money will be needed for their equipment. 

In conclusion let me quote the words of J. F. Love, the Board's 
Corresponding Secretary: "The Foreign Mission Board, now as 
always, will use conscience and economy in the expenditure of 
the money which the denomination places in its hands for this 
great and sacred enterprise." 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. SCOTT TUKNEU. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 7 

KEPORT OF A8SOCIATIONAL CHAIRMAN FOR THE CAM- 
PAIGN, 

Apportioned. Pledged.. 

Fayetreville, First $27,5UU.U(J $a8,549.UU 

Massey Hill i',75U.UU 5,46U.uii 

Cape Fear 1, 375. UU 2,ieo.nti 

Mount Tabor 525. UU 1(55. UU 

Motint Gilead 2,2UU.UU 8,805.00 

Lebanon 2,200.00 2,473.50 

Green Springs 6,500.00 7,S32.50 

Person Street 1,100.00 685.00 

Bladen Union 2,750.00 ::i,yi9.50 

Mount Pisgali 1,650.00 1,675.00 

Hope :\Iills -- 1,650.00 3,312.50 

Rockfish 1,650.00 3,125.00 

Union Springs 1,100.00 820.00 

Ctimberland Union 550.00 1,273.00 

Macedonia 1,650.00 2,298.00 

Cedar Falls 1,375.00 l, 444.00 

Cedar Creek 5,000.00 4,751.25 

Peter's Creek 275.00 ■ 11. 3r. 

Suggs Grove 275.00 295.00 

Judson 1,375.00 1,293.50 

Magnolia 550.00 

Pleasant Grove 2,750.00 

Sharon 2,750.00 4,000.00 

Shiloli 275.00 340.00 

Stedman 1,100.00 690. 0'l 

Tabernacle 2,200.00 1,007.00 

Beaver Dam 1,100.00 

Beulah 500.00 

Evergreen 550.00 266.00 

The above report was adopted, but the ^Moderator was 
instructed to complete it. if possible. 

A short recess was then giveu to enable the committee to 
get together. 

On reassembling, the Moderator appointed D. E. Deaton 
and. the Executive Board a committee to appoint speakers 
to the various reports for the coming year. 

The committees named above reported as follows: 

The committee to name the Executive Board recommends 
that the present Board be re-elected. 

The committee to nominate member of the State Mission 



S TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

Board recommends Bro. John A. Gates. 

The committee to nominate messengers to the State and 
Southern Baptist Conventions recommends: to State Con- 
vention, Brethren J. L. Jenkins, D. E. Deaton, G. S. Turner; 
to the Southern Convention, Bro. Joel S. Snyder, with Bro. 
R. G. Kendrick as alternate. 

The committee to nominate preacher and place for the 
next Association recommends Rev. R. G. Kendrick for the 
preacher and Bladen Union for tlie place. 

On motion, these recommendations were adopted. 

On the invitation of the Moderator, several delegates 
reported the accomplishments of their churches in the work 
of the great Campaign. 

On motion, the meeting adjourned to Thursday at 10:30 
a. m., and was dismissed with prayer by the Moderator. 

Thursday — Morning Session. 

The Association opened with devotional services, con- 
ducted by Rev. Joel S. Snyder. 

The Moderator then called the meeting to order. 

Three churches presented letters. 

The report on State Missions was read by Rev. D. E. 
Deaton. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

All missions are one. It is error to divide them except for ad- 
ministrative purposes. The same appeal comes to us for each, 
whether we call it State Missions, Home Missions or Foreign 
Missions, and the same reason compels our support to each. 

Our State Mission work is under the control of a Board of 
Missions located at Raleigh, whose offices are located in the Re- 
corder Building. Dr. Walter N. Johnson is the Corresponding 
Secretary. 

1. Evangelism is our first and most important work, for North 
Carolina is not yet evangelized. There are 300,000 Baptists 
(white), 2,217 Baptist churches in North Carolina. Yet over one- 
half of the population of this State does not belong to any 
church. In the 7.5 Campaign we gave more liberally to the 
cause than we ever thought possible, yet the need of today calls 
us to a greater sacrifice. We are to go forth telling others 
about Jesus and His love. This work is fundamental and so long 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

as we give it our hearty support we stay in touch with the spirit 
of Christ and of Missions. 

2. Church Building. On the mission fields of North Carolina 
churches are continually being organized. In many instances 
these worthy struggling churches are unable to erect a house of 
worship such as the needs of the community require. In this 
case if they cannot secure aid from outsides sources they build 
an inadequate house or give up the idea of building one at all. 
The church building fund is very limited. We should see to it 
that funds are raised sufficient to do greater things in this spe- 
cial work in North Carolina. We are greatly handicapped in 
our work and hindered in our growth for the lack of funds to 
carry on this great and important work. 

3. Sunday-schools. This department of work stands for 
more Sunday-schools and better equipped and better organized 
Sunday-schools. This work is supported by the Baptist churches 
and Sunday-schools of this State. Institutes and Training 
Schools are held in different parts of the State, associations and 
churches are visited, Sunday-schools are organized and thous- 
ands of letters and tracts are sent out each year in the interest 
of Sunday-school work in North Carolina. E. L. Middleton is 
our Secretary. 

4. 15. Y. P. U. The mission of this branch of work is the 
training of our young Baptist members in the work of the King- 
dom. Secretary J. D. Moore is at the head of this work. 

5. Colportago. This department has as its object selling good 
books, distributing free literature and tracts and increasing the 
circulation of the Biblical Recorder. The men engaged in this 
work are engaged as missionaries also. 

6. Mobile Schools. The work of the Mobile School is an im- 
portant branch of our educational department. The purpose ot 
these school is to train our people in the work of the Kingdom. 
These schools are held each year at different points so as to 
enable Christian workers of all our churches to attend. 

7. Woman's Missionary Union. The Woman's Missionary 
Union has grown to be a most important factor in our denomina- 
tional work. We should encourage our women in their efforts 
to help in the great work of missions in North Carolina. 

In State Missions we have the opportunity of giving the gos- 
pel to the people of our State, and that is the great need of the 
day. The memory of the war still lingers as a nightmare to re- 
mind us that our old civilization was insecurely built, and that 
we must now face the task of building a new civilization on a 
surer foundation than the old. The only sure foundation Is 
Jesus Christ and the principle of righteousness and brotherhood 
which He taught. This is therefore the supreme hour to press 



10 TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

the work of Christian missions and education in our State. We 
cannot hope to build a Christian civilization in the rest of the 
world if we fail to build it securely in our own State. 

On motion, this report was adopted. 

The Moderator recognized Bro. Perry Morgan. Brother 
Morgan gave a most interesting discussion of the work of 
the B. Y. P. U. He announced that he was representing the 
Biblical Recorder. 

The congregation then sang "Loyalty" and repeated the 
B. Y. P. U. yell. 

The report on Home Missions was read and spoken to bj' 
Rev. R. G. Kendrick. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The foundations of America are fundamentally religious, and 
the only spirit which may be trusted to safeguard them is that 
of Christian patriotism. 

Following the World War and in the midst of reconstruction 
problems, thousands of our people have made a new dedication 
of themselves to this Christian Americanism, and in no section 
more than in the South, where the largest proportion of native 
Americans reside. They purpose to safeguard American liber- 
ties by safeguarding that faith which alone made those liberties 
possible, and to keep lighted in America a beacon of liberty 
which shall shine out across the seas to cheer and bless peoples 
who grope in darkness. 

Christian Americanism is the work of Home Misions, which, 
by bringing men to Christ, creates that righteousness which 
exalteth a nation. Our Baptist Home Mission Board is the out- 
standing agency of Southern Baptists for making America Chris- 
tian. It has a great record of successful service, but is now en- 
tering on a time of even larger opportunity and need. 

In 1919 the missionaries of our Boards baptized one convert 
for every three received in our churches. For fifteen years its 
evangelists have averaged 450 baptisms per year per worker, a 
record far outstripping that of any other similar agency. Its 
system of Mountain Schools is larger than any other and is the 
acknowledged standard in adaptability. Its Enlistment work is 
rapidly bringing a more adequate standard of spiritual instruc- 
tion and effectiveness in hundreds of churches. Its church ex- 
tension work has grown from infancy to lusty strength in a pe- 
riod of only a few years. 

Recently the Board has also far surpassed its own fine rec- 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

ord. Within the last seven years of its history of seventy-tive 
years its missionaries have baptized 94.5 per cent as many con- 
verts as were baptized in the first sixty-eight years. 

In soul-winning and in nation-serving; in teaching the truth 
of Christ and coiiserving it; in building Christians up and ma- 
turing for the State the type of character that makes our repub- 
lic great, and in the end must save it from disintegration our 
Board has been wonderfully^ used of God. 

Every good Baptist will rejoice in the admirable efforts of our 
Board to meet the crucial needs of these days by enlarging Its 
work. At its Annual Meeting in Atlanta in June, after long and 
painstaking efforts to reduce the appropriations as far as pos- 
sible, the brethren of the Board found that $2,875,000 was nec- 
essary for the work of the present year. Even with this appro- 
priation, it had to decline many worthy appeals to enter wide- 
open doors. 

We commend our Board for its faith and vision in grappling 
the stupendous tasks that now confront us and in believing that 
our people will respond to such leadership. We recommend 
that constant prayers be made for the Board, for its missionaries 
and for its work, and that we give it large and substantial sup- 
port through our gifts to the 75 Million Campaign. 

We commend to our people the excellent Mission Study Books 
of our Board, through which a true view is presented of the 
large problems we confront, and recommend that pastors, su- 
perintendents. Mission Society leaders and others write often for 
the large and splendid assortment of free tracts about its work, 
and the needs, which our Board gladly furnishes on request. 

The executive officer of the Board is Dr. B. D. Cray, Corre- 
sponding Secretary, Healy Building, Atlanta, Ga. For tracts, 
books, information, etc., address Publicity Department, Baptist 
Home Mission Board, Healy Building, Atlanta, Ga. 
Respectfully submitted, 

R. G. KENDKICK. 

The report on Foreign Missions, which was read the pre- 
vious day, was spoken to by Bro. G. S. Turner. Tlie report 
was adopted, on motion. 

It was agreed, on motion, to continue the session to 1 :30 
p. m., and then to adjourn. 

There was no report on Literature, but Brother Kendriek 
discussed this subject. 

The report on Education was sent in by Brother Larkins 
and read by the Clerk. On motion, the report was adopted. 



12 TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

It is obvious to all careful observers that we are in the midst 
of a great educational revival. This revival takes two directions, 
it is a revival of interest in education and also a revival in the 
quality or character of the education given. The experience^ nr 
the last two years have taught us the absolute necesity for edu- 
cating our people, but at the same time have taught us the qual- 
ity of the education is scarcely less important. Ignorance is 
weakness, education is power. Power may be moral or immoral, 
helpful or dangerous. Consequently we need to look carefully 
to the quality of the education which we are giving to the future 
generation of our own country and of the rest of the world. 

In the work of educating our future citizenship what place 
will the Christian college fill? Does it bear a really vital rela- 
tion to the world's welfare? These are questions of the utmost 
importance and should be faced fearlessly by all Christian men 
and all other lovers of the human race. 

We entreat the churches of Cumberland Association to take a 
firm, bold and supporting stand for Christian education so that 
our future citizenship shall be heroes in the task of bringing in 
the Kingdom. 

COMMITTEE. 

The report on Aged Ministers was read and spoken to by 
Bro. C. C. Bullard. On motion, the report was adopted. 

REPORT ON AGED MINISTERS. 

How to formulate a plan or method to care for our aged min- 
isters has been a question of much consideration in Baptist Asso- 
ciations for many years. Its importance has been placed on the 
hearts and in the minds of our people by witnessing, within our 
own borders, men of God who were not well cared for in the 
closing days of their lives. We should feel a profound interest 
in the welfare of the faithful servants who have borne the heat 
and burden of the day. We should see to it that they are not 
neglected in the days of inactivity when they can be of no more 
service to our churches and denomination. 

Our anxiety finds some relief in the knowledge that some pro- 
vision has been made for them, through the providence of God, 
in the 75 Million Campaign. 

There has been appropriated, for the Relief Board of the 
Southern Baptist Convention $1,250,000 for this great work. 
Of this amount the Relief Board of our own State will have 



CDMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 

about $300,000 at their disposal. This will be used by the 
Board as needed for its various objects. 
Respectfully submitted, 

C. C. BUL.L.ARD. 

It was decided, on motion, to take a collection, to amount 
to $12.00, to lielp defray the expenses of printing- minutes. 
A collection of $10.00 was taken, and eliuvches which had 
not yet contributed to the minute fund made up the required 
amount. 

It was decided, on motion, to compensate the Clerk to the 
amount of $15.00 for his services. 

The Clerk was instructed to have minutes printed, and if 
the money subscribed was not sufficient to defray the ex- 
penses to divide the deficit among the various churches and 
notify them. 

After a few suitable Avords by the Moderator, a rising- 
vote of thanks was giA^en to the people of Beaver Dam 
Church for their splendid hospitality. 

There being no further business, the Association ad- 
journed. The congregation sang "In the Sweet By and By," 
and was dismissed with prayer by the ]\Ioderator. 

JOED S. SNYDER, Moderator. 

G. SCOTT TURNER, Clerk. 



14 TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

MINUTES OF THE EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE CUMBERLAND WOMAN'S 

MISSIONARY UNION. 

The Woman's Missionary Union of the Cumberland Asso- 
ciation met with Green Springs Church, September 26, 1920. 
The Superintend.ent, Mrs. D. C. Rodgers, presided. 

The meeting was opened with reading and prayer by the 
pastor,, Rev. J. L. Jenkins, who, after a few well chosen 
remarks, gave the day over to the ladies. 

Mrs. Rodgers responded with words of appreciation. 

Reports of otficers were called for. Those of Mrs. Rodgers 
and Mrs. James Hall were most gratifying, showing that 
one new W. M. S. and two new Sunbeam Bands were organ- 
ized, and the gifts more than doubled during the past year. 

Mrs. W. X. Jones addressed the Union on "The Standard 
of Excellence." After a rising vote of thanks to Mrs. Jones, 
the choir sang "Onword, Christian Soldiers." 

The Superintendent nominated committees to report on 
the following : 

Nominating and Time and Place — M'iss Sallie Braxton, 
Mrs. Ellis, and Mrs., W. R. Stephens. 

Obituaries— Mrs. F. A. Marsh, Mrs. Will Thames, and 
Miss Annie McArthur. 

Literature— Miss Mattie Belle Rogers, Mrs. J. S. Smith, 
and Mrs. Christian McMillan. 

The meeting then adjourned for dinner. A bountiful 
luncheon was served by the Green Springs ladies. 

Afternoon Session. 

After a brief song and prayer service, the reports of the 
different committees were called for. 

The Nominating Committee recommended the election of 
the following officers : 

Superintendent — Mrs. D. C, Rogers. 

Junior Superintendent — Mrs. James Hall. 

Secretary— Mrs. G. T. Rackley. 

These were all unanimously elected. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 15 

The time and place of next meeting will be fourth Sunday 
in September, 1921, at Cape Fear Church. 

The Committee on Literature reported two subscriptions 
to the Biblical Recorder, nine to the Royal Service, and five 
to Home* and Foreign Fields. 

The Union lost two of its members bj^ death during the 
year. 

Mrs. James read an interesting paper on "Prayer," and 
gave a history of her work as Junior Leader and the plans 
of the Juniors for the coming year. 

Mrs. W. N. Jones talked to the Union on its plan of giv- 
ing and the importance of reporting regularly. 

After a duet by members of the Y. W. A., the meeting 
was dismissed, with a short prayer by Mrs. Jones. 

^mS. a. T. RACKLEY, Secretary. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cumberland Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



BLADEN UNION CHURCH 

OCTOBER 12 and 13. 1921 



Moderator, Joel S. Snydeb Fayetteville, N". 0. 

Treasurer, F. M. Barrett Fayetteville, N. C. 

Clerk, G. Scott Turner Stedmanj JKT. G. 



The next session will be held with. Cumberland Union Church 
at 10 o'clock a. m. Wednesday, October 11, 1922. 



RALEIGH 

Bynum Printing Company 

1921 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cumberland Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



BLADEN UNION CHURCH 



OCTOBER 12 and 13, 1921 



Moderator, Joel S. Snyder Fayetteville, JST. C. 

Treasurer, F. M. Barrett Fayetteville, JST. C. 

Clerh, G. Scott Turner Stedman, IN". C. 



The next session will be held with Cumberland Union Church 
at 10 o'clock a. m. Wednesday, October 11, 1922, 



RALEIGH 

Bynum Printing Company 
1921 



LIST OF CHURCHES REPRESENTED AT THE ASSOCIATIOX 
AND THEIR DELEGATES 

Bladen Union — J. C. Raybin, J. B. Riddle, J. F. Register. 

Cape Fear — M. E. Cashwell, R. L. Butler, Elber^, Hall. 

Cedar Creek — D. W. Carter, Joel S. Johnson, C. McK. Johnson. 

Cumberland Union — M. J. Dean, S. J. Hair, A. C. Bedsole. 

Fayetteville, First — E. M. Downing, D. J. Breece, A. G. 
Murchison. 

Fayetteville, Person Street — H. B. Downing, A. A. Dxendine, 
Mrs. Nannie Gould. 

Green Springs — W. S. Bramble, M. A. Canady, T. E. Riddle. 

Hope Mills — L. G. Hylon, N. H. Budd, J. H. Fisher. 

Judson — H. L. Wallace, Carl Averitte, Eugene Johnson.. 

Lebanon — AV. A. McPhail, J. C. Beard, D. R. Beard. 

Magnolia — F. S. Williamson, L. G. Faircloth, W. E. Strickland. 

Macedonia — M. Lee, John R. Hall, A. B. Carter. 

Massey Hill — J. C. McMillan, L. A. Davis, J. T. Hall. 

Mt. Gilead — C. J. Cain, L.A. Fillyaw, L. F. Reeves. 

Mt. Pisgah — C. L. Nunnalee, J. O. Caskill, E. E. Hall. 

Pleasant Grove — E. H. Bullard, D. P. McDaniel, M. J. 
Grumpier. 

Rockfish — N. M. McDaniel, C. H. Ellis, W. A. West. 

Shiloh — A. D. Bedsole, Geo. T. Ellis, W. F. McGhee. 

Stedman — A. G. Strickland, J. B. Bryant, Mrs. C. C. Harris. 

Union Springs — G. A. , W. M. Miller, W. C. Smith. 



RESIDENT ORDAINED MINISTERS 

R. L. Clifton Fayetteville, N. C. 

R. D. Collier Linden, N. C. 

P. S. Daniels--- Fayetteville, N. C. 

D. E. Deaton Fayetteville, N. C. 

W. A. Humphrey Fayetteville, N. C. 

Joel S. Johnson Fayetteville, N. C. 

J. D. Larkins Fayetteville, N. C. 

Joel ■ S. Snyder ' Fayetteville, N. C. 

G. Scott Turner Stedman, N. C. 



DELEGATES TO BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION 

D. C. Rogers R. L. Byrd W. C. Riddle 



DELEGATE TO SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION 

Rev. G. Scott Turner Alternate, W. B. Maloy 



EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE ASSOCIATION 

J. A. Gates . Fayettevllle 

A. B. Smith Cedar Creek 

D. C. Rogers Fayettevllle 

F. M. Barrett Fayettevllle 

D. L. Downing Fayettevllle 



CONSTITUTION 



Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known 
as the Cumberland Baptist Association. 

Art. 2. The object of this Association shall be the promotion 
of Christ's Kingdom among men, and the means of accomplishing 
this shall be in strict conformity with the New Testament. 

Art. 3. This Association shall be composed of delegates chosen 
by the churches connected with it, each church being entitled to 
three delegates, and ordained ministers having care of churches 
in the Association and members of the Executive Board, and 
ordained ministers having their membership in churches belong- 
ing to the Association and living within the bounds thereof. 

Art. 4. The delegates from each church shall bear a letter 
certifying their appointment and giving an account of the condi- 
tion of their church and a statement of all funds contributed to 
benevolent purposes during the year. 

Art. 5. The officers of this Association shall be a Moderator, 
a Clerk, and a Treasurer, who shall be annually chosen by 
ballot from among the members of the churches composing this 
Association by a majority of the members voting, and shall con- 
tinue in office until their successors are elected. 

Art. 6. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preside during 
the deliberation of the body, to enforce an observance of the 
Constitution, preserve decorum, appoint committees, decide all 
questions of order, give his opinion on any question under con- 
sideration after others are done speaking, and give the casting 
vote in case of a tie. 



Art. 7. It shall be the duty of the Clerk to record the pro- 
ceedings of each annual session, superintend the printing and 
distribute the minutes among the churches, and he shall be 
required to keep a file of the minutes. * 

Art.. 8. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all 
funds sent up by the churches or collected during the session 
of this body and disburse the same for the object stated. He 
shall also make to the Association an annual "report of the con- 
dition of the treasury. 

Art. 9. The Association shall appoint an Executive Board of 
seven members, who shall have the superintendence of associa- 
tional missions and such other objects as maji be entrusted to 
them. They shall have power to disburse all sums paid to them 
by the Treasurer of the Association for the object under thsir 
charge, and to collect and disburse funds for these objects 
during the intervals between the meetings of this body. The 
members of this board shall be answerable to 'the Association 
for their acts, and shall make an annual report to the Associa- 
tion of their doings. 

Art. 10. Any church desiring to become a member shall pre- 
sent her petition at an annual session of this body, through the 
delegates appointed for that purpose, and if the Association 
shall consent to receive her, the Moderator shall extend the right 
hand of fellowship to the delegates. 

Art. 11. The Association shall not maintain fellowship with 
any of the churches which neglect to preserve gospel order, but 
shall not entertain any charge against any church unless it is 
brought in through a church. 

Art. 12. The Association may invite visiting brethren to seats 
and extend to them all the privileges of regular delegates, except 
that of voting. 

Art. 13. The annual session of this body shall commence on 
Wednesday before the third Sabbath in October, at such a place 
as the Association may select. 

Art. 14. By appointment there shall be preached, at each 
annual session, an introductory and a missionary sermon. 

Art. 15. This Constitution may be amended at any annual 
session by a vote of two-thirds of the membership present. 



PROCEEDINGS 



WEDNESDAY— Morning Session 

The Cumberland Baptist Association met in its thirteentk 
annual session with Bladen Union Church, Wednesday and 
Thursday, October 12 and 13. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator at 10:30 
o'clock. The introductory sermon was preached by Rev. K. G. 
Kendrick. Subject : "The Second Coming of Our Lord." 

The roll of churches was called, and a majority of the 
churches responded. The business of electing officers was then 
taken up and the following were elected: 

Moderator Rev. Joel S. Snyder 

Treasurer Bro. F. M. Barrett 

Clerk Rev. G. Scott Turner 

An order of business was proposed by the Moderator and 
accepted with modifications. 

After a short address of welcome by the pastor of the local 
church. Rev. R. L. Byrd, the meeting adjourned for dinner, 
being dismissed with prayer by Brother Turner. 



WEDISTESDAY — Afternoon Session 



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The afternoon session was opened with song and prayer by 
Brother Johnson. 

The Moderator then introduced Brethren T. B. Davis, John- 
ston, Parker, Sorrell. 

The report on Social Service was read by Brother G. S. 
Turner and Avas discussed by Brethren Turner, Davis, Snyder, 
Durham, Oates and Downing. The meeting expressed a strong 
desire that the Orphanage be enlarged. The report was adopted 
on motion. 



6 THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

REPORT ON SOCIAL SERVICE 

Your Committee on Social Service begs to submit the follow- 
ing report: 

Oi-phanage 

The general depression in business has been felt at the Orphan- 
age as elsewhere. Since cotton has risen to such a ' splendid 
price and business is reviving generally, we must rally to the 
support of the Orphanage. 

At Thomasville 446 children are being cared for, at the 
Kennedy Home 85; a total of 5 31. The per capita cost of 
caring for a child is $17.85 per month. In addition to the 
above children, the Orphanage has a new branch of work. About 
5 children are being supported in their homes with their 
mothers. Your committee is glad that home lies are thus kept 
from being broken, but, unless the home is of a high type, we 
question if these children are trained and prepared for life as 
well as they would be at the Orphanage. 

The Orphanage had the misfortune to lose the Simmons Build- 
ing by fire recently. This cottage, which was built in 1889, 
provided a home for about forty little boys. It speaks well for 
the management of the Orphanage that these children were all 
safely removed, there being no casualties. When we make our 
customary offering at Thanksgiving this year, let us throw in a 
generous addition to help rebuild this cottage. 

We recommend that every church put Charity and Children, 
the live and interesting organ of the Orphanage, on their budget. 

Ministerial Relief 

The work of caring for aged and needy ministers in this State 
was turned over to the "Board of Relief and Annuity" of the 
Southern Baptist Convention on January 1, 19 20. This Board 
has clearly demonstrated the advantage of a South-wide agency. 
The forty-five or more North Carolina beneficiaries are receiving 
larger amounts than under the State Board; in some cases the 
increase amounts to over forty per cent. As in most of our 
work, loyalty to the great Campaign means loyalty to the aged 
ministers. 

This Board, also, has established an Annuity Fund so that 
ministers and other religious workers may make, even from 
their meager salaries, some provision for old age or disability. 
The maximum amount is to be $50 per year when the member 
reaches sixty-eight or at total disability. In the event of the 
death of a member the widow receives three-fifths of the benefit 
accruing to the deceased member. At present the fund is paying 
60 per cent on the maximum, or $300 per year. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 7 

We urge our ministers to take advantage of this fund, and we 
urge the churches of this Association to help them to do so. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. SCOTT TURNER. 

Tlie Moderator then requested the delegates to give short 
reports on the condition of their churchesT The reports from 
these delegates seemed to show that the spiritual condition of 
the churches was, as a rule, good. Most of the delegates ex- 
pected their churches to be able to pay their campaign quota for 
this year. 

A splendid address was now delivered by Dr. C. H. Durham 
on "The Need of a Baptist Consciousness." On motion of 
Brother Oates the meeting expressed its appreciation for this 
address by a rising vote of thanks. 

The following committees were then appointed : 

Digest of Letters— D. L. Downing, N. M. McDaniel, D. W. 
Carter. 

To N^ominate Executive Board — D. J. Breece, Charles ISTun- 
nalee, Wm. Warren. 

Place, Time and Preacher for Next Association — Brethren 
W. S. Bramble, Beard and M. J. Crumpler. 

Messengers to State and Southern Baptist Conventions — 
Frank Jones, A. G. Murchison and P. V. Holland. 

Brother J. W. Cainfort, of the Fayetteville Y. M. C. A., was 
introduced by the Moderator. The meeting then adjourned 
until Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock, and was dismissed 
with prayer by Brother Durham. 

THUESDAY— Morning Session 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at the appointed 
time. The congregation sang a hymn, the Moderator read a 
passage from the Scriptures, and Dr. R. T, Vann led in prayer. 

Letters were called for and presented by four churches not 
represented on the previous day. 

The report on Christian Education was read by Brother 
J. A. Oates. An address on this subject was then delivered by 
Dr. E. T. Vann. The subject was further discussed by Brother 
Oates, and the report was adopted on motion. 



8 THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OP THE 

REPORT ON EDUCATION 

The term Education has come to mean so much that it is 
impossible to deal with it properly in a short discussion. It is 
now held to include every phase of training that has for its pur- 
pose the development of any faculty, endowment or power, or 
the regulation or formation of the principles of character. Herbert 
Spencer says that it is to prepare us for "complete living." It 
must include the training of the body, the mind and the soul. 
But, in this report, we shall discuss only the education that is 
given, or should be given, by the organized school or that is 
absorbed from the school environment. 

In' the first place, may we say, that the rural public school 
in North Carolina, where three-fourths of the children are found, 
does not have the place in our school system to which it is 
entitled. We should have a uniform elementary school system, 
supported by uniform taxation, for the entire State. 

"We want to see the time speedily come when a farmer will 
not have to "move to town" to educate his children. The entire 
wealth of the State should support the entire school system of 
the State, so that the entire childhood of the State may have an 
equal chance, and that as good as the childhood of any other 
State. 

But there is more in education than mere text-books. Educa- 
tion should be a training for complete living. The free citizen 
of the free State does not want a mixing of education and reli- 
gion in our public schools. It is not the province of the State 
to teach religion. Such an invasion of the rights of conscience 
cannot be tolerated if the State is to develop a race of religious 
freemen, and not a race of religious slaves. Let the church, 
as an institution, keep its hands off all State agencies, and let 
all State agencies keep their hands off the church. 

But without religion as an impelling force in the individual, 
and the controlling force in society, the State will lose its very 
lifeblood, and eventually sicken and die. 

But education alone is not enough. To educate a man with- 
out the fundamental principles of religion as a part of his life 
is to put in his hands a sharper weapon with which to wage an 
offensive and defensive warfare in the interest of self. The 
Church has a distinct mission to see that our public schools 
shall not become agents for the glorification of human efficiency 
at the expense of human righteousness. The schools cannot 
teach religion, yet they must not teach that the ultimate in life 
Is to make a machine, a cash register, or a simple producing 
economic unit out of a human being, created in the image of 
God. It is a lowering of the divine ideal. In other words, the 
schoolroom must not become an agent to destroy us. Germany 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 9 

was destroyed from within. We plead for the teaching of higher 
things in our schools — that along with mathematics, language, 
history and science there shall go the supreme teaching of 
fatherhood and brotherhood; elemental necessities in divine and 
human relationships. This does not involve the teaching of 
religion; it does not violate the fundamentals of government 
as enunciated and contended for by Baptists. But it does mean 
that a man shall not be trained to become simply a cultivated 
animal, to the neglect of that other side of his nature, which 
has to do with his relationship to God and his fellowman. 

At this point the school must supplement the home and the 
Church. In other words, "Man cannot live by bread alone." 
The soul of the nation must not be forgotten. The natural 
instinct already exists to make money, and if that is cultivated 
to the exclusion of the other side of man, we shall have a nation 
of steel and stone, but without a heart. 

Above the public elementary schools there are a number of 
educational institutions in this State founded and fostered by 
Baptists that are set to combine the practical and the soul cul- 
tural in a way to bring out both sides of life, and develop well- 
balanced men and women. 

These institutions, beginning with our secondary schools and 
going through the junior and higher colleges, appeal to us for 
sympathy, financial support, and patronage. This trinity of help- 
fulness is necessary for the maintenance of these institutions, to 
the end that our people may play their proper part in the build- 
ing and development of a great State, upon the pattern fixed 
by Him who came to establish an ideal society. 

Religion is the cure for all the social ills that afflict mankind, 
but it cannot perform this work if the educational standards of 
the land are builded and fixed without due regard for funda- 
mental fact that man is more than mere mind. 

This is not written as a criticism of the schools, but that we 
may appreciate the important place that the school has in the 
making of the State and society, and that we may not go to 
sleep upon our job as a part of society. 

What then? Religion without education is an eagle without 
wings. It is a flower that needs the sunlight to make it uncalyx, 
and burst into beauty and fragrance and glory. Education 
without religion is a mighty ship without a rudder with a pent- 
up power, undirected and unguided, for self-destruction and 
injury to others. 

We appeal for Christian Education, which is the co-ordinate 
cultivation of all the human faculties. 



10 THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

The appointee for the report on Religious Literature was 
not present so the Clerk was appointed to secure report on 
this subject and have it inserted in the minutes. Brother J. S. 
Farmer then addressed the meeting on this subject. 

After prayer by Brother Barmer, the meeting adjourned for 
dinner. 

THITESDAY — Afteris'ggis" Session 

The session was opened with song.. The Moderator then 
called for reports from committees, and the following reports 
were made : 

The Committee on Digest of Letters read their report. 

The Committee to dominate Executive Board recommended 
that the same board be re-elected. This was done on motion. 

The Committee on Time, Blace and Preacher recommended 
Cumberland Union Church for place, Wednesday and Thurs- 
day before the third Sunday in October, 1922, for the time, 
and Eev. G. Scott Turner to preach the introductory sermon. 
These recommendations were adopted on motion. 

The Treasurer then submitted the following report, which 
was accepted on motion: 

TREASLTvER'S REPORT 

Money on hand from last year $ 119.05 

Received during year 84. S2 

Paid to Missions $ 6.81 

Paid to Orphanage 2.90 

Paid to Clerk 15.00 

Paid printing minutes 61.25 

Paid postage 2.68 



Balance on hand- $ 115.23 

On motion of Brother Oates, the Treasurer was instructed 
to have the minutes printed in suitable numbers and manner, 
and to distribute them among the churches. The Treasurer 
was instructed to pay for this and to remunerate the Clerk to 
the amount of fifteen dollars. If the money sent in for the 
minute fund was not sufficient for this purpose, thfe Treasurer 
was instructed to draw on a fund which he has on hand. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 11 

The Woman's Missionary Union tlien presented eight dol- 
lars as payment for the insertion of the minutes of their annual 
meeting and reports in the minutes. 

The report on Missions was read by the Clerk in the absence 
of the appointee, Rev. R. G. Kendrick. This report was highly 
commended, but as it was rather long for publication the Clerk 
was instructed to abridge it. 

REPORT ON HUSSIONS 

We use the term missions to denote tlie sending of the Gospel 
to all the nations of the earth in obedience to the command of 
our crucified, risen, and ascended Lord. 

In this report we shall set forth as clearly as the limits will 
allow the work of -the three Mission Boards under which North 
Carolina Baptists are prosecuting missionary work. 

1. The Work of State Missions: 

Secretary Maddry says State Missions was cut so low in the 
original apportionment of the Campaign funds in the interest 
of education and other objects that we have very little more 
now for State Missions than before the Campaign was put on. 
An adjustment of this matter is looked for at the meeting of 
the State Convention in November next. 

The Board has employed 8 enlistment, 4 Sunday School, 2 B. Y. 
P. U., 2 W. M. U., 2 educational and 3 office workers, as well as 
to supplement the salaries of 19 6 missionary pastors. These 
workers report a total of 1,953 baptisms and 2,285 additions to 
the churches last year. Thirty churches have been aided in 
building houses of worship. 

2. Home Missions: 

The increase of funds because of the great Campaign has 
enabled the Home Mission Board to enlarge its enlistment work 
100 per cent, its co-operative mission work 75 per cent, and its 
evangelist work 5 per cent. 

The following figures give some idea of this great work: 

Number of workers employed 1,656 

Additions to local churches 77,377 

Volunteers for religious work 4,000 

New churches constituted 258 

Sunday Schools organized 835 

Houses of worship built or improved 525 

Much good work has also been done in enlarging mountain 
schools and the completion of the sanatorium at El Paso, Texas. 



12 THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

r, 

3. Foreign Missions: 

Seventy-two new missionaries were sent out last year, making 
15 since the Campaign began. Many important stations laave 
received new aid. 

In addition to the fields already entered, the Board is now 
entering the countries of Palestine, Syria, Siberia, Spain, Jugo- 
slavia, Hungary, Roumania, the Ukraine, and Southern Russia. 
This new territory has an area of 7,600,859 square jniles, a 
population of 160,275,000, and already a Baptist membership 
of nearly 50,000. 

Southern Baptists are now endeavoring to give the Gospel to 
a total of 900,000,000 people. What more eloquent plea could 
be made to induce us to make our pledges 100 per cent good. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. G. KENDRICK. 

Five-minute talks on mission work were made hj Brotlier 
P. S. Daniels and Brother Sorrell, and the discussion of this 
subject was closed vnth an inspiring address by Dr, R. T. Yann. 

After a brief discussion of several subjects under the head 
of Miscellaneous Business, the Moderator expressed the thanks 
of the Association to the people of the Bladen Union Church 
and community for their splendid hospitality. 

The meeting then adjourned, on motion, to its next regular 
meeting, and was dismissed with prayer by Rev. R. L. Byrd. 

Joel S. Snyder, Moderator. 
G. Scott Tijkkee, Cleric. 

MINUTES OF THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 
CUMBERLxlND WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

The Woman's Missionary Union of the Cumberland Associa- 
tion met with Cape Fear Church, September 25, 1921. The 
Superintendent, Mrs. D. C. Rogers, presided. 

The meeting was opened with Scripture reading by Mrs. 
Rogers and prayer by Mrs. W. H. Reddish. Mrs. Rogers gave 
a brief report of the work during the past year. Mrs. B. F. 
Beasley talked very interestingly on "Stewardship." ,, This was' 
followed by a most helpful address on the different phases of 
our mission work by Mrs. Reddish. 

The Union was delighted to have one of our returned mis- 
sionaries, Mrs. Wade Bostic, who for eighteen years has labored 
in China. Her talk was quite an inspiration to all. She earn- 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 13 

estly requested that every woman and child remember her night 
and morning in prayer, as her work is so far away and so much 
strength is needed to do the great work there. 

The Superintendent nominated committees to report on the 
following: 

Time and Place of Next Meeting — Mrs. D. W. Carter, Mrs. 
Z. B. Newton and Mrs. J. B. Hair. 

Obituaries — Mrs. John Smith, Mrs. D. C. Downing and Mrs. 
B. F. Beasley. 

Literature — Mrs. James Hall, Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Beasley. 

The meeting then adjourned for dinner. 

After a brief song and prayer service the reports of the dif- 
ferent committees were called for. 

The Nominating Committee recommended the election of the 
following officers: Superintendent, Mrs. D. C. Rogers; Junior 
Superintendent, Mrs. James Hall; Secretary, Mrs. G. T. Rackley. 
These were all unanimously elected. 

The time and place of next meeting agreed upon was the first 
Sunday in October, at Cedar Creek Church. 

The meeting was then turned over to Mrs. Hall, the Junior 
Superintendent. Miss Lillian Hall, leader of Cape Fear Sunbeam 
Band, read the one hundredth Psalm. This was followed with 
a song by the Cape Fear Sunbeams. A Chinese song was sung 
by Mrs. Bostic. Then three recitations were given by a girl and 
two boys of the Cumberland Union Band. Mrs. Bostic and Mrs. 
Reddish made happy little talks to the children. 

After a song and prayer, the meeting adjourned to meet the 
first Sunday in October, 19 22, with Cedar Creek Church. 

MRS. G. T. RACKLEY, Secretary. 

REPORT OX BIBLICAL RECORDER 

For 87 years the Biblical Recorder has been the organ of 
North Carolina Baptists. During all this time It has given its 
influence to the promotion of every department of denomina- 
tional work. Its columns are used freely by the servants of the 
denomination who have charge of our institutions and varied 
enterprises. 

The paper is true to its name. It is Biblical in its teachings 
and records the acts of North Carolina Baptists from week to 
week. It stands for the truth as Baptists hold and interpret 
It, and is always ready to go to the defense of our great prin- 
ciples when necessity demands it. 



14 THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

But the Recorder is more than a denominational organ. It 
is a family paper as well. Its columns carry wholesome matter 
into the family circle. It takes note of current events and pub- 
lishes a digest of the most important things that occur during 
the week. News letters from the churches are a very important 
and helpful feature of the paper, and the news note page gives * 
in pithy paragraphs the doings of our great Baptist family. The 
last page of the Recorder is for the home, and great care is taken 
in selecting matter for this page. 

The Recorder is owned by a joint stock company. It was 
organized at the request of the Convention twenty years ago to 
own and publish the paper. But while it is under private owner- 
ship, a committee of seven, appointed by the Convention, acts 
with the seven directors when the election of an editor is neces- 
sary. This puts the selection of an editor practically in the 
hands of the Convention. 

The directors found it absolutely necessary to raise the price 
of the paper on August 1st to |2.5 0. They regretted very deeply 
the necessity which forced them to take this step. But the two 
alternatives were to increase the price or to reduce the size. 
The Recorder was not making expenses at $2 a year. Most of the 
papers raised the price to $2.50 before the Recorder took this 
step. The directors promised sacredly that as soon as conditions 
warrant them in going back to the old price they will do so. 

The Recorder management has made a proposition to the 
churches which will make it possible for them to keep the price 
at $2 per year. If a church will put the Recorder in three- 
fourths of the .resident families and send the name of the one 
in each family to whom the paper is to be sent, together with 
a check to cover the amount of subscription, the paper will be 
sent to each individual as at present for $2 a year. If a church 
finds it more convenient to pay in monthly or quarterly install- 
ments, the management will accept that method of payment. 

A good many churches are putting the Recorder in the budget. 
A collection is taken for the Recorder fund just as is done for 
State Missions or any other object, and the paper is sent to the 
ones whose names are forwarded. If a church shall adopt the 
budget plan and see that the Recorder goes into 75 per cent of 
the homes, the subscription price will be $2. 

The Recorder is essential to the progress of our work, and it 
exerts a very wholesome influence in the home. We earnestly 
urge our churchs to accept the liberal offer made by the manage- 
ment and secure thg paper at $2 per year. 



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OF THE 



Cumberland Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



CUMBERLAND UNION CHURCH 



OCTOBER ]] and 12, 1922 



Moderator, Rev. Joel S. Snyder Fayetteville, N. C. 

Treasurer, F. M. Barrett Fayetteville, N. C. 

Clerk, Rev. G. Scott Turner Steclman, N. C. 



The next session will be held with Union Springs Church at ten 
o'clock a.m., Wednesday, October IT and 18, 1923. 



RALEIGH 

Bynum Printing Company 

1922 



LIST OF CHURCHES REPRESENTED AT THE ASSOCIATIOX 
AND THEIR DELEGATES 

Beaver Dam- -J. W. Hall, D. H. Vinson. Sam Bullard. 

Rladen Union— J. C. Raybon, R. A. Riddle, P. V. Holland. 

Cape Pear— R. L. Butler. Albert Clark, Rupert Rackley. 

Carol Memorial— J. J. Faircloth. A. W. Melvin. G. H. Williams. 

(Vdar Creek— Geo. F. Wheeler, A. B. Smitli. G. W. Jackson. 

Cumberland Union — C. E. Jones. H. F. McDonald, M. G. Hair. 

Evergreen— A. W. Cashwell. T. V. Hales. J. A. Hall. 

Fayetteville— R. A. Murchison. T. S. Tolar. J. F. Burgess. C. C. 

Howard. 
Person Street— H. B. Downing. Y. F. Talley. W. W. Bagley. 
Massey Hill— R. W. Hall. I. A. Hair. J. C. McMillan. 
Green Springs — N. A. McMillan. W. S. Bramble. Jas." Smith. 
Hope Mills— J. H. Fisher. X. H. Budd, L. G. Hvilon. 
Judson — I. I. Rlu)des. S. 'SI. Cain. A. J. Johnson. 
Lebanon— W. A. McPhail. J. C. Beard, Henry Beard. 
Magnolia— W. J. B. Hall. J. M. Beard, W. J. Hubbard. 
Macedonia — J. R. Starling, A. L. Carter. Mrs. A. L. Carter. 
Mt. Gilead — Fred Reeves, E. G. Johnson, C. J. Cain. 
Peter's Creek — N. S. Smith. Floyd Simmons, L. C. Smith. 
Pleasant Grove — M. J. Grumpier, C. A. Crumpler, D. P. McDaniel. 
Roekfish— W. A. West, M. L. McLeod. C. H. Ellis, N. M. McDaniel. 
Sharon— I). M. Beard. L. L. Faircloth, C. C. Davis. 
Shiloh— A. D. Bedsole, Geo. T. Ellis, J. H. McGhee. 
Stedman- -Theo. Cashwell. Carl Averitt. Mrs. Jemima Ringgold. 
Suggs Grove — A. S. Cain. A. A. Edge, J. W. Cain. 
Tabernacle— E. F. Jones, W. R. Khig. J. H. Capps. 
Union Springs — (}. A. Lanicli. W. C. Smith. J. A. Pattens. 



RESIDENT PASTORS 

D. E. Deaton Fayetteville, N. C. 

Joel S. Johnson R. F. D., Fayetteville, N. C. 

J. D. Larkins Fayetteville, N. C. 

Joel S. Snyder Fayetteville, N. C. 

E. N. Tart Fayetteville, N. C. 

G. S. Turner Stedman, N. C. 



RESIDEXT ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 

R. L. Clifton Fayetteville, N. C. 

R. I). Collier Linden, N. C. 

W. A. Humphrey : Fayetteville, N. C. 



NON-RESIDENT PASTORS 

R. L. Byrd St. Pauls, N. C. 

P. T. Britt Lumberton, N. C. 

P. S. Daniels Raleigli, N. C. 

I. P. Hedgpeth Lumberton, N. C. 

C. R. Hester.^ St. Pauls, N. C. 

D. L. Hewitt Shalotte, N. C. 

C. B. Home Parkersburg, N. C. 

C. R. Sorrel Parkton, N. C. 



DELEGATES TO BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION 

D. PI Beaton D. W. Carter Paul Britt 



DELEGATE TO SOLTTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION 

C. R. Sorrel Alternate. G. Scott Turner 



EXECUTIVE AND MISSION BOARD 

Joel S. Snyder Fayetteville, N. C. 

G. S. Turner Stedman, N. C. 

J. A. Gates Fayetteville, N. C. 

A. B. Smith Cedar Creek, N. C. 

D. C. Rogers Fayetteville, N. C. 

F. M. Barret Fayetteville, N. C. 

D. L. Downing Fayetteville, N. C. 



Proceedings 



WEDI^ESDAY— MoRNi?7G Sessioiv- 

The Cumberland Baptist Association met in its fourteenth 
annual session with Cumberland Union Church, Wednesday 
and Thursday, October 11 and 12. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator at 10 :30 
o'clock. The introductory sermon was preached by Eev. 
G. Scott Turner, text 1 Cor. 15-3. 

The roll of churches was called and 28 churches responded. 
The business of electing officers was then taken up. On 
motion of liev. C^ Ti. Sorrel, Rev. Joel S. Snyder was elected 
Moderator. On motion of Rev. R. L. Byrd, Rev. G. Scott 
Turner was elected Clerk. On motion of Rev. Joel S. 
Johnson, Brother F. M. Barrett was elected Treasurer. 

The Moderator read a suggested order of business which 
was adopted. 

The following visiting brethren were recognized — Rev. 
J. M. Page, representing the Recorder ; Dr. Dillard, repre- 
senting the Thomasville Orphanage; Dr. Chas. E. Brewer, 
representing Christian Education. 

The delegates from Victory Mission announced that a 
church had been organized at this place under the name of 
Carol Memorial. They made application for admission to 
the membership of the Association. The Moderator ap- 
pointed the following a committee to consider the reception 
of this church — Rev. C. R. Sorrel, Brother C. C. Howard. 
Brother E. E. Jones. 

After prayer by Brother Sorrel the meeting adjourned for 
the noon hour. 

WED^TESDAY— Afternoon Session 

. The meeting was opened with songs and prayer by Rev. 
D. E. Deaton. The committee on Carol Memorial Church 
recommended that the church be received into the member- 



6 FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

>hip of the Association. Oii motion of liev. G. S. Turner 
the report was adopted and Carol Memorial Church, was 
received to the membership. The Moderator then gave the 
delegates from this church the hand of fellowship. 

The report on Religious Literature was then called for, 
but the appointee was not present. Rev. J. M. Page spoke 
on ''The Biblical Recorder." The clerk was instructed to 
prepare a report on this subject and insert it in the minutes. 

REPORT OX RELIGIOUS LITERATURE 

There are three papers which ought to be in every Baptist home 
ill North Carolina. The ''Biblical Recorder," the official organ of 
the Baptist State Convention, which is published weekly at Raleigh, 
and costs only two dollars per year. Rev. Livingston Johnson is the 
editor of this paper. "'Home and Foreign Fields'' which is published 
at Nashville. Teini., by the Sunday-school Board of the Southern 
Baptist Convention. This is a monthly magazine, which deals with 
mission work, and costs one dollar per year. The third is "Charity 
and Children." the lively and interesting "Orphanage" paper, whose 
editor is Archibald .Johnson. This is a weekly paper and costs one 
dollar per year. 

The Orphanage was the next subject for discussion. There 
Avas no report on this subject presented. Dr. Dillard spoke 
on the Orphanage and its work. Dr. Brewer and the Modera- 
tor also spoke on this subject. 

The clerk was instructed to prepare a report on "Orphan- 
age" for the minutes. 

REPORT ON THE ORPHANAGE 

This report is based on statistics in the last annual of the State 
Convention. 
Number of children (Thomasville, 446; Kennedy Home, 

85) 531 

Daily cost for the support of each child SS^/^c 

Number of applications for the year 724 

Number received 63 

Total expenditure $250,209.07 

Number of children helped in their own homes 58 

It is evident from the above report that the orphanage needs to 
be enlarged and we earnestly hope that in the near future this 
may be done. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 7 

Tlie report ou Christiau Education was called for and 
was read by tlie appointee — Rev. G. S. Turner. The report 
was spoken to by Dr. Brewer. It was adopted on motion. 

REPORT OX CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

North Carolina Baptists own and maintain three colleges — Wake 
Forest for men, and Meredith and Chowan for women. These three 
institutions enrolled last year 1,002 students. We also own and 
operate five academies : Boiling Springs, Buie's Creek, Dell, Liberty- 
Piedmont and Wingate. These enrolled last year 1,523 students and 
own property worth $316,000.00. The Home Mission Board owns 
and supports in North Carolina nine mountain schools which en- 
rolled last year 1.900 students and own property valued at $554,000. 

In addition to the above we have in North Carolina one Baptist 
college at Oxford privately owned, and two academies — Pineland 
for girls and Mountain Park for girls and boys. 

Let me add that North Carolina joins with the other Southern 
states in supporting the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at 
Louisville, Kentucky, which enrolled last year 339 ministerial stu- 
dents, and owns property valued at $2.150,000.00 : with a woman's 
training school attached which enrolled 166 students last year ; the 
Southwestern Theological Seminary at Fort Worth, Texas, with an 
enrollment of 691 men and women together ; and property valued 
at $1,4.54,700.00, also a Bible Institute in New Orleans, La., enrolling 
329 students, with property valued at $300,000.00. 

We had about 85 ministerial students at Wake Forest last session 
and al)out .So at Louisville, also four young women preparing for the 
foreign field at Meredith. Our high schools reported over 100 minis- 
terial students and student volunteers last j-ear. 

The Moderator then appointed the following co mm ittees — 
to prepare a Digest of Letters, the clerk; to nominate the 
Executive Board, J. O. Hair, Jas. Beard, G. B, Sessoms ; to 
nominate messengers to the State and Southern Baptist Con- 
ventions, F. M. Barrett, W. H. Wheeler, JST. M. McDaniel; 
to suggest place and preacher for the next Association, D. J. 
Breece, Theo. Cashwell, Albert Hall. 



S FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

The treasurer made the following report : 

Money on hand from last year : $ 115.23 

Paid in by churches for minutes 34.92 



Total $ 150.15 

Paid to clerk and for postage $ 17.58 

For printing minutes 61.29 

Total $ 7S.S7 



Balance on hand $ 71.28 

Under the head of miscellaneous business the following 
were discussed. The clerk announced that he had no minutes 
for his tiles for the years 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913 and 
1916. Brother H. B. Do\^aiing of Fayetteville kindly sup- 
plied the missing numbers. Brother Deaton spoke on the 
organization of churches for the Be-inforcement Campaign 
and asked all the pastors of the Association to send him a 
list of the members of their churches elected to look after 
this matter. 

On the motion of Brother 1). J. Breece the meetino- ad- 
journed to the follo^ving morning at 10:30 o'clock. 

THURSDAY— MoExixG .Session 

The session was opened with song and the reading of the 
fifth chapter of Romans by the Moderator. 

The delegates from one church not present the previous 
day were recognized. 

The minutes of the previous day's meeting were read by 

the clerk. 

The Digest of Letters was read by the clerk, adopted and 
ordered inserted in the minutes. 

DIGEST OF LETTERS 

Twenty-eight churches responded, of these only twenty-five pre- 
sented letters. 

One church, Union Springs, invited the Association's next meeting. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 9 

These tweiity:five churches reported as follows : 

Additions this year 318 

Total membership 3,625 

Expended for local expense .$ 21-,821.13 

Expended for 75 Million Campaign $ 9,993.00 

One church. Green Springs, reported 70 additions, 56 by baptism. 

Only one church reported no additions. 

The smallest church has 34 members. 

The largest church has 679 members. 

The churches sent for the minute fund, .$21.30. Only eleven out 
of the twenty-tive sending anything for this purpose. 

Fayetteville First Church gave the most — total expenditure 
$11,613.88. 

Gi'een Springs came next \Yith, $4,144.00. 

Tlie oldest church is Beaver Dam which was constituted about 1776. 

Sixteen churches reported having a W. M. U. 

Eight churches reported having a B. Y. P. U. 

There were thirty-five deaths reported. 

The report on ''The condition of the churches and the 
morals of the people," was read by Rev. D. E. Deaton. This 
report was spoken to bv brethren Deaton, Turner and ]\[ad- 
drv. On motion the report was adopted. 

REPORT OX THE COXDITIOX OF THE CHURCHES AND THE 
MORALS OF THE PEOPLE 

There are twenty-eight churches in the Cumberland Association 
all of which are more or less lined up with Kingdom causes. There 
are two full-time churches, eight half-time, and seventeen have 
services only once a month. There are three organized fields in 
the whole Association, each of which owns a pastor's home. These 
three fields are composed of five churches, leaving a total of twenty- 
three churches without a home for their pastor. Therefore the 
great need of the Cumberland Association is organized fields with 
a pastor living in the midst of the people, for in this way can we 
accomplish that which is otherwise impossible. 

The majority of our churches are woefully lacking in equipment 
for the religious training of the young life into service. Our people 
practically everywhere are wide-awake to the need of better schools 
and teachei-s. *In almost every county of our State large sums of 
money are being spent in larger and better equiped school buildings. 
We are no longer satisfied with the ill-equipped school building 
of the past. In the light of the progress we are making educationally 
the day is not far distant when the countrv bov and girl shall 



10 FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

have an equal chance with the city boy and girl. Even now we 
see the consolidated schools bringing to our very doors the opiwr- 
tuuity of training to our boys and girls in the vocations of life. 
Let us link up with the secular the religious training of our people. 
How shall we accomplish this glorious task without the proper 
equipment? The supreme need of this day is adequate equipment 
for the teaching of God's word. Graded buildings, graded classes, 
and trained teachers for our Sunday-schools will usher in a new 
era in the development of our people religiously. 

Now as to the morals of our people, generallj' speaking, we have 
degenerated into a deplorable state. Vice, ci-ime and drunkenness 
are on the increase to a deplorable extent. Blockading, blind tiger- 
ism, and bootlegging is carried on extensively in Cumberland County. 
Men even dare to set up and operate stills almost under the shadow 
of our churches. Some of our churches that were one day wide-a- 
wake, alert and progressive are shorn of their power and strength, 
blighted and blasted by rum. When we voted prohibition, many 
thought the battle ended and the final victory won, but John Barley- 
corn dies hard. He is here in our midst. This year some of our 
churches were reluctant to conduct revivals at night for fear of 
drunkenness and disorder. 

To stamp out this evil it is going to take the hearty co-operation 
of all our people. This is a great task ; let us gird ourselves and 
begin the warfare worthily for God and country. 

The subject of State Missions was taken np. Xo report 
was presented. Dr. Clias. E. Maddry, State Secretary of 
Missions was introduced by the Moderator and spoke on 
Missions emphasizing State Missions. The clerk was in- 
structed to obtain the report on this phase of our work and 
insert it in the minutes. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS 

The mission idea is a fundamental in our religion. There is a 
strong suggestion of missions in God's covenant with Abraham, and 
in the Old Testament prophecies of the coming Messiah there is 
the same idea. 

The teachings of Jesus are full of the doctrine of missions, culmi- 
nating in the great commission given by Jesus to his disciples at 
the close of his ministry here on earth. When Jesus said 'Go ye 
into all the world and preach the gospel" he included all phases of our 
missionary work. 

The vital part of our mission work today is State Missions, for, 
when we evangelize our own people at home, we are making a larger 
missionary program possible. Therefore it behooves us to foster 
State Missions. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 11 

Let us pray the Lord of the Harvest to send more laborers into 
His harvest, for truly the harvest is plenteous, but the laborers 
are few. But how shall they call on Him of whom they have not 
believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have 
not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how 
shall they preach unless they be sent? 

Indeed we are now passing through a moral and religious crisis, 
and if we fail at home we fail everywhere. Our State Mission 
Board is now enlarging and intensifying the work of all the depart- 
ments. Let us endeavor to secure the support of every member of 
every church in our State to this larger program by regular con- 
tril)utions and earnest prayers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. C. Howard, 
Committee. 

The Moderator appointed the following committee: "To 
select member for State Mission Board." Brethren W. S. 
Bramble, J. II. Thaogard, M. J. Crnmpler. 

The meeting adjonrned for the noon honr and was dis- 
missed with prayer by the clerk. 

THURSDAY — Afteexoox Sessio^n^ 

The session was opened with the singing of a hymn and 
prayer by the ^Moderator. The report on Home Missions 
was called foT. Xo report was presented and, on request. 
Brother Maddry spoke on this subject. The clerk was in- 
structed to receive the report if one was presented and if 
not to prepare one for insertion in the minutes. 

REPORT OX HOME MISSIONS 

The work of the Home Mission Board is done under the following 
departments — Co-operative Missions, Enlistment, Evangelism, Moun- 
tain Schools, Foreigners, Indians and Negroes, Cuba, Panama. 
Soldiers and Seamen, Puljlicity, Southern Baptist Sanatorium, Church 
Extension. 

In every department of work there has been splendid progress, 
especially on the lines of Evangelism and Enlistment, which two 
departments have recently been more closely co-ordinated and are 
working hand and hand for the salvation of the lost and the develop- 
ment of the saved. 

There were last year under the employment of the Board, indepen- 
dant and co-operative workers, a total of 1,188 missionaries who 



12 FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

supplied 3,131 churclies aucl missions, delivered 165.445 sermons and 
addresses, made 236,992 religious visits, baptized 36,164 converts, 
received 83.994 additions to the churches, organized 308 churches, 
built or improved 456 houses of worship, organized 786 Sunday- 
schools, and did a vast work in personal visitation among the sick 
and distributed millions of pages of tracts and thousands of copies 
of the Scriptures. 

The report on Foreign Missions was read by the clerk, 
the appointee being absent. Mr. J. W. Gainfort made a 
short and verv interesting talk in which he gave some of his 
experiences as worker for the Y. M. C. A. in the Isear East. 
The report was adopted. 

REPORT OX FOREIGN MISSIONS 

The past three years have been the greatest in all history of 
Foreign Missions. The Campaign has made possible the sending 
out of 250 new missionaries and the keeping of 1,173 native workers 
nn the field. During this period there have been 117 new churches 
organized and 21,723 baptisms. 

There has been a gain of 211 Sunday-schools and 17,576 pupils. 
There have been 529,642 treatments administered by medical mis- 
sionaries. Native contributions have amounted to more than $100,- 

noo.oo. 

Tlie older mission fields have been greatly strengthened in practi- 
cally every school and hospital, and work has been launched in many 
new and promising fields. 

Such marvelous achievements should call out the best that is 
in us, realizing how disastrous it would be for us to prove unworthy 
in the hour of greatest opportunity and responsibility. 

C. R. Sorrel. 
Committee. 

The Moderator called for a report from the W. M. U. 
which was read bv Brother D. C. Rogers. The clerk was 
instructed to insert the report of the annual W. M. II. Con- 
vention in the minutes of the Association. 

Miscellaneous business was taken up. The committee on 
"State and Southern Convention" recommended the follow- 
ing as delegates : to State Convention,D. E. Deaton, D. W. 
Carter, Paul Britt ; to Southern Baptist Convention, Eev. 
C. R. Sorrel, alternate, G. Scott Turner, 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 13 

The committee on ''Place and Preacher" recommended 
Union Springs for place and Pev. D. E. Deaton to preach 
the introductory sermon. 

The committee on "Member for State Mission Board" 
recommended Brother J. A. Gates. 

These reeonmiendations were adopted on motion. 

The committee on ''Executive Board" recommended that 
that same Board be re-elected. Brother G. S. Turner moved 
the following amendment to the recommendation : 

'•That tlie same Executive Board be re-elected with the Moderator 
and clerlv added to tlieir number. Tlie Moderator to be tlie chair- 
man and the clerk to be the secretary of the committee. And that 
there be added to the committee two lady members, if practical 
one who is familiar with the B. Y. P. U. work and one with the 
"W. M. U. work of the Association. And that this committee be 
asked to have a monthly meeting and to report at each union meet- 
ing of the Association." 

This amendment was adopted on motion and the recom- 
mendation thus amended was adopted. 

On the motion of Rev. D. E. Deaton the Moderator ex- 
pressed the appreciation of the Association for the hospitality 
of the people of Cumberland Union Church and community. 

On motion the Association adjourned to its next regular 
appointment which is to be held with Union Springs Church. 
The meeting was dismissed with prayer by Dr. Chas. E. 
Maddrv. 



Joel S. Sxyjdee, Moderator. 



G. Scott Tuei\tee, Clerlx.. 



MINUTES OF THE TWENTIETH MEETING OF THE CUMBER- 
LAND WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

The W. M. U. of the Cumberland Association met at Cedar Creek 
Church, October 1st, 1922, with the Superintendent. Mrs. D. C. 
Rogers presiding. 

The meeting was opened by tlie Superintendent wlio read the 
ninth cliapter of Corinthians. Prayer was then offered by Miss 
Pearl .Johnson, a returned missionary from China. 

In a few well chosen remarks Mrs. R. C. Smith welcomed the 
visiting societies. Mrs. Rogers responded with words of apprecia- 
tion. 



Reports of officers were called for — both the Superinteiiflent of 
the W. M. S. and the Junior Superintendent, Mrs. James Hall of 
Fayetteville. presented most siatifying reports, the pledges having 
been raised and nearly evei'v church visited during the year, 265 
letters and several post cards written, one new W. M. S. having 
been organized, and two Sunbeam bands. 

Miss Johnson and Mrs. "Warren. Corresponding Secretary, made 
interesting and helpful talks on the different phases of the work 
and on schools in China. 

The following committees were appointed "Time and Place of 
next meeting."the Superintendents from all societies ; "Literature." 
Mrs. Martin. Mrs. March and Mrs. McDaniel : "Obituary," Mrs. D. C. 
Downing. Mrs. K. (\ Smith and Mrs'. Thames. 

Lunch was served on the grounds to an immense crowd, men as 
well as women, and was heartily enjoyed by alL 

The afternoon was turned over to the Jvmiors, Mrs. Hall presiding, 
assisted hy Mrs. Snyder, of Fayetteville. after the reports from the 
different committees were read. 

The Nominating Committee recommended: Stedman for the place 
of the next meeting, the tirst Sunday in October, 1923 for the time, 
and the re-election of the old officers — Mrs. Rogers, Superintendent 
of the W. M. S. : Mrs. Hall, Junior Superintendent and Mrs. Rackley, 
Secretary. 

There were a number of remarks made in favor of the Recorder 
and other magazines. Two deaths were reported during the past 
year — INIrs. Wishart, of Rockfish, and Mrs. Riddle, of Green Springs. 

Mrs. Warren talked to the Juniors about the different books for 
them to read and how to obtain the different certificates. 

Miss Johnson and two bright Sunbeams dressed in Chinese cos- 
tumes told more of her work in China and showed lots of curios 
and pictures. 

Cape Fear and Cumberland Union Sunbeams gave an interesting 
program of songs and recitations. The Sunbeams of Cape Fear led 
in gifts last year. 

There were twelve churches represented and quite a immber of 
visitors from other churches. Indeed this was one of our very best 
meetings and the officers were inspired to do more last year than ever 
before. 

Mrs. Rackley, 

Secretary. 



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Churches 


Pastors and Postoffices 


Clerks and Postoffices 


Beaver Dam . _ 


1776 
1859 
18_- 
1801 


Joel S. Johnson, Fayetteville, R.9 

J. D. Larkins, Fayetteville 

J. P. Hedgpeth, Lumberton 




Bladen Union 

Cape Fear 

Cedar Creek .-. . 


P. V. Holland, St. Paul, N. C 

F. A. Marsh, Fayetteville, R. 8.... 
Geo. F. Wheeler, Cedar Creek 


Cedar Falls . . . . 


W. A. Warren, Fayetteville, R. 6... 


Cumberland Union 


1878 
1888 
1922 


P. T. Britt, Lumberton . ... .. 


J. W. Mintz, Fayetteville, R. 9 


Evergreen... 

Fayetteville, Carol Memorial __ 
Fayetteville, First 


Joel S. Johnson, Fayetteville, R. 9. 

D. E. Deaton, Fayetteville 

Joel S. Snyder, Fayetteville 


J. A. Hall, Autry\alle, R. 2 

A. W. Melvin, Lakedale 

C. C. Howard, Fayetteville 








Fayetteville, Person Street 


1912 
1858 


P. T. Britt, Lumberton 


H. B. Downing, Fayetteville 


Green Springs. .. .. 


C. R. Sorrel, Parkton 


Ernest Jones, Hope Mills, R. 2 


Hope Mills 


C. R. Hester, St. Paul 


J. H. Fisher, Hope Mills 


Judson 




R. L. Byrd, St. Pauls, R. F. D..._ 


G. B. Sessoms, Fayetteville, R. 5 . 


Lebanon . . 


1847 
1880 


Henry Beard, Beard 


Magnolia 

Macedonia . _ 


C. B. Home, Parkersburg 

G. S. Turner, Supply Stedman 

D. E. Deaton, Fayetteville 


W. J. Hubbard, Stedman 

W. B. Carter, Fayetteville, R. 5 


Mt. Gilead 




A. B. Spears, Favetteville 


Mt. Pisgah 




E. E. Hall, Fayetteville, R. 8...,— 


Peters Creek 


1887 
1905 
1884 
1876 
1852 
1913 


D. L Hewit, Shalotte 


A. R. Melvin, Roseboro 


Pleasant Grove 


P. S. Daniels, Raleigh 

C. R. Hester, St. Pauls 


T. D. Downing, Favette\alle, R. 2 


Rockfish . 


C. H. Elhs, Hope Mills .... 


Sharon .. ... 


J. D. Larkins, Fayetteville... 


J. S. Melvin, Parkersburg 


Shiloh 


P. T. Britt, Lumberton . 


J. H. McGhee, Elease 


Stedman 


G. S. Turner, Stedman 


Carl Averitt, Stedman . 


SuKKS Grove 


C. B. Horner, Parkersburg 


R. A. Edge, Fayetteville, R. F. D. 


Tabernacle . 


1898 
1883 


C. R. Sorrell, Parkton 


W. T. Townsend, Rockfish 


Union Springs 


C. R. Hester, St. Pauls 


W. H. Griffen, Cumberland ... 









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FINANCIAL REPORT OF THE W. M. U— 1922 



Churches 


Name 

of 

Organization 

W. M. U. 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

W, M. U 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

W. M. U 

Y. W. A 


PrESIDBXTS -VXD POSTOFFICES 


75 
Milhon 


Other 
Objects 


Grand 
Totals 


Beaver Dam 

Bladen Union 

Cedar Creek-- __ _ _ 


Mrs. Jennie Hales, Roseboro 

Mrs. J. L. Holland, Fayetteville, R. 8--_ 

Miss Mary Jessup, Fayetteville, R. 9 

Mrs. G. W. Warren, Favetteville, R. 6--. 
Mrs. Flora Thames, Faj'etteville, R. 8_-_ 

Mrs. Emma McDonald, Lena 

Mrs. James Hall, Fayetteville 

Mrs. H. B. Downing, Favette^-ille 

Mrs. A. L. Britt, Hope Mills, R. 2 

Mrs. G. W. Singletary, Hope Mills, R.2_- 

Mrs. Frank Beard, Beard 

Mrs. D. C. Downing, Fayetteville, R.5._- 
Miss Emma Lee Cain, Fayetteville, R.4. 

Mrs. W. L. Thames, Hope -Mills 

Mrs. J. A. Melvin, Fayetteville, R. 9 

Mrs. C. C. Hariss, Stedman 

Mrs. Margie Edge, Cedar Creek 

Miss Carrie Lee Townsend, Rockfish 


S 10 48 

19012 

254 28 

5 57 
76 75 
38 40 

1131 89 

8 00 

212 20 

44 70 

73 30 

6 00 
8 00 

112 52 

49 15 

21 60 

8 80 

6 16 

515 48 


1 

35 85 
3 00 

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11 10 

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2 55 

1 50 

86 20 


$ 10 48 
225 97 
257 28 


Cedar Falls 


5 57 


Cape Fear . - 


77 75 


Cumberland Union 

Fayetteville, First 

Fayetteville, Person St 

Green Springs 

Hope Mills . . 


38 40 

1139 39 

13 00 

223 30 

44 70 


Lebanon 


73 30 


Macedonia 

Mt. Gilead 

Rockfish __ 

Sharon 

Stedman 

Suggs Grove. - - 

Tabernacle 

Fayetteville First - . 


6 00 
8 00 

112 52 
49 15 
22 60 
11 35 

7 66 
601 68 











FINANCIAL REPORT OF SUNBEAMS 



*Reportecl every quarter 



Churches 


Name of 
Society 


To 
Campaign 


To 

Other 
Objects 


Total 


*Cape Fear 

Cumberland L'nion 


Sunbeams 

Sunbeams 


$51 20 

11 30 

11 28 

32 25 

8 70 

1 01 

34 



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$ 

'i"25 


S51 20 
11 30 






11 28 


*Rockfish 

*Stedman _ - - 


Sunbeams 

Sunbeams 

Sunbeams 


32 25 
9 95 


Bladen Union 

Mt. Pisgah 

Mt. Gilead 

Beaver Dam 

E ver green 

*Green Springs 


1 01 
34 


Sunbeams 

Sunbeams 

Sunbeams 

Sunbeams 




i6"67 



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Presidexts of B. Y. P. U.'s 

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P. U.'s 


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Ruth Howard, Fayetteville 


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Mas.sey Hill 

Sharon 


E. N. Tart, Fayetteville 

L- L. Faircloth, Fayetteville, R. 9 

Alpine Cain, White Oak 

W. R. King, Rockfish 

D. P. -AIcKethan, Hope Mills, R. 1 




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MINUTES 



OF THE 



FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cumberland Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



UNION SPRINGS CHURCH 

OCTOBER 17 and 18, 1923 



Moderator, Rev. Joel S. Snyder Fayetteville, N. C. 

Treasurer, F. M. Bareett Fa3^etteville, N. C. 

Clerk, G. S. Turner Fayetteville, N. C. 



The churches will be uotifled later of the time, place and program 
of the next meeting. 



RALEIGH 

Bynum Printing Company 

1923 



LIST OF CHURCHES REPRESEXTED AT THE ASSOCIATION 
AXD THEIR DELEGATES 

Beaver Dam — P. W. Smith, Sam BuUard, I. Yinsoii. 

Bladeu Union— C. S. Council, W. B. Riddle, W. H. Tyson. 

Cape Fear— F. A. Marsh, R. L. Butler. Wm. Hall. 

Carroll Memorial— J. J. Faircloth, A. W. Melvin. W. F. Dawkins. 

Cedar Creek — Geo. F. Wheeler, G. W. Jackson. J. McS. Anderson. 

Cedar Falls — D. L. DoAvning, J. C. Lewis, Ila Lewis. 

Cumberland Union — M. J. Dean, M. J. Hair, C. E. Jones. 

Evergreen— A. W. Cashwell, W. K. Carty, T. C. Hales. 

Fayetteville. First— J. P. Lee, J. S. Tolar, J. F. Burgess, E. M. 
Downing. J. A. Vann. 

Fayetteville, Massey Hill— J. A. McLean, A. F. McDaniel. A. J. 
Barrett. 

Fayetteville. Person Street — Sam Brafford, A. B. Beard. Chas. E. 
Clark. S. S. Cain. Jas. Green. 

Green Springs- -W. S. Bramble, D. E. Canad.v, C. G. Lee. 

Hope Mills— L. G. Hulon, W. C. Grimes, N. H. Budd. 

Judson — H. L. Wallace, L. H. McLemore. Eugene Johnson. 

Lebanon— J. C. Beard. R. D. Smith, O. C. Williford. 

Macedonia — M. Lee, J. W. Freeman, A. B. Carter. 

Mt. Gilead— T. J. Harris. C. J. Cain, S. C. Cain. 

Mt. Pisgah— E. D. Trogden, C. F. Nunalee, Earl McCaskill. 

Peter's Creek— Jas. T. Melvin. A. R. Melvin. Fletcher Smith. 

Pleasant Grove— E. H. Bullard. A. N. Tatum, D. P. McDaniel. 

Roekfish— X. M. McDaniel. W. A. West, N. H. Arnett. 

Sharon— D. M. Beard, L. L. Faircloth. J. S. Melvin. 

Shiloh— J. D. Lewis, Geo. T. Ellis. J. H. McGhee. 

Stedman— W. C. Everett, Theo. Cashwell. Paul Maxwell. 

Suggs Grove — R. H. Edge, A. A. Edge, A. C. Cain. 

Tabernacle — J. H. Capps, W. F. Townsend, A. F. Dees. 

Union Springs— W. C. Smith, J. C. Dean, H. C. Butler. 



RESIDENT PASTORS 

E. M. Brooks Fayetteville, N. C. 

D. E. Deaton Fayetteville, N. C. 

Joel S. Snyder Fayetteville, N. C 

G. Scott Turner Fayetteville, N. C. 

Hardy Lanier Stedman, N. C. 

E. N. Tart Fayetteville, N. C. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PASTORS 

R. L. Clifton Fayetteville, N. C. 

R. D. Collier Linden, N. C. 

Joel S. Johnson Cedar Creek, N. C. 

F. A. Harris Fayetteville, N. C. 



DELEGATES TO BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION 

A. G. Strickland D. W. Carter G. S. Turner 



DELEGATE TO SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION 

Jno. A. Gates Alternate, E. M. Brooks 



MEMBER STATE MISSION BOARD 

G. Scott Turner 



EXECUTIVE AND MISSION BOARD 

Joel S. Snyder Fayetteville, N. C. 

G. S. Turner Fayetteville, X. C. 

J. A. Gates Fayetteville, N. C. 

A. B. Smith Cedar Creek, N. C. 

D. C. Rogers .-. Fayetteville, N. C. 

F. M. Barrett Fayetteville, N. C. 

D. L. Downing Fayetteville. N. C. 



Proceedings 



WEDNESDAY— Morning S-ession 

The Cumberland Baptist Association met in its fifteenth 
annual session with Union Springs Baptist Church, Wednes- 
day, October 17, 1923. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator at 10 :30 
o'clock. Devotional services were conducted by Rev. E. M. 
Brooks. 

Letters were called for and presented by 23 churches. The 
business of reorganization was then taken up. The same officers 
were elected for the coming year, as follows : Rev. Joel S. 
Snyder, Moderator; Brother E. M. Barrett, Treasurer; Rev. 
G. Scott Turner, Clerk. 

The Moderator presented a tentative order of business which 
was adopted, with the right to alter reserved. 

The following brethren were recognized : Brother J. M. Page, 
representing the Recorder; Brother A. L. Turner, representing 
the Orphanage,, and Brother Walter M. Gilmore, representing 
the State Mission offices. 

The Moderator recognized Brother E. A. Harris, a minister 
now residing within the bounds of the Association. 

The report on Religious Literature was read by Rev. E. M. 
Brooks. Brother Page discussed the Recorder, and Brother 
Turner Charity and Children. On motion, the report was 
adopted. 

REPORT OX RELIGIOUS LITERATURE 

A Christian denomination is judged largely by its literature. No 
ambitious people will or should depend, long, wholly on others for 
the publication of their periodicals, books, or other literary pro- 
ductions. 

In recent years Southern Baptists have in a large measure met 
this need. They are now printing their organs from plants owned 
either by the denomination or by individual members. The Recorder 
building at Raleigh is a fine example of what can be done along 

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6 FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

this line. This not only assures permanence in tlie location of the 
paper but saves office rent, and is a regular asset to the office in no 
small way. 

The same is true in a larger way of the publishing house of the 
Sunday School Board of Nashville, Tenn. Here we have as sound 
Sunday School, Mission, and Young People's literature as can be 
found anywhere far or near. Besides, there is being edited and 
published a great number of special denominational books that 
supply our needs as no other house could do. 

The meeting then adjourned for dinner, which was served on 
the grounds by the membership of the local church. 

WEDNESDAY— Afterxoox Session 

The session was opened with the singing of hymns and 
prayer by Brother Gilmore. 

The report on Conditions in the Association was read by 
Rev. G. Scott Turner. After some discussion the report was 
adopted. 

REPORT ON CONDITIONS IN THE ASSOCIATION 

In order to get a fairly correct idea of the conditions in our 
churches the writer sent a questionnaire to a leading member in 
each church. Out of the 2S churches. 21 responded ; and the fol- 
lowing is a summary of their reports : ' 

The average attendance at Sunday school is 100. 

Four churches report their teachers as not attending well, three 
as attending only fairly well, and fourteen say their teachers attend 
regularly. There are 28 teachers that hold normal diplomas. Seven 
of the churches have once-a-month preaching, thirteen twice a 
month, and only one full-time service. 

Nine of the churches have pastors and twelve have preachers. 
Four of the churches report their members as attending well, seven 
say the attendance is only fair, and ten say their members do not 
attend well ; one brother estimating the average attendance as low 
as 25 per cent. It is encouraging to note that only four of the re- 
ports complain of the members attending pleasure resorts on Sun- 
days, while the remaining seventeen are not troubled to any great 
extent with this evil. 

One church reports the community morals as bad, nine as im- 
proving, and eleven as good. 

The liquor evil is getting worse in one section, and improving in 
the others, though many say it is still bad enough. Much credit is 
given to the rural police for the improvement in this direction. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 7 

This report \you1c1 be incomplete if it did not mention the great 
revival meeting held in Fayetteville under Evangelist Ham, and 
the wonderful \York carried on by the laymen under the inspiration 
of that meeting. Many of the annual meetings in our churches have 
been entirely conducted bj' these laymen. 

The report on Christian Education v^^as sent in by Brother 
C. R. Sorrell and was read by the clerk. On motion, the report 
was adopted. 

REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The day is long past among North Carolina Baptists when it 
should be necessarj^ to plead the imperative need of Christian edu- 
cation. It is not only vital to the life and progress of our denomi- 
nation, but it is the hope of our civilization. 

Our Baptist schools are the backbone of our denominational 
strength. In view of this we should give them our heartiest co- 
operation and most loyal support. 

We are to be congratulated upon the splendid progress these 
schools are making. The enrollment for this year, up to the present, 
has been a record-breaking one. Our boys and girls are going to 
school as never before. We owe it to them and to the cause we 
represent to provide the best equipment and teachers that can be 
secured. 

One of the purposes of the 75-Million Campaign was to make 
possible this very thing. Therefore let every man of us consecrate 
himself to the redeeming of these unpaid pledges. There remains 
one more year. "To your tents, oh Israel."' 

The Moderator then appointed the following committees — 
to nominate member of the State Mission Board, W. F. Town- 
send, D. C. Rogers, M. Lee; to nominate executive board, E. M. 
Downing, Sam Brafford, and J. A. McLean; to nominate mes- 
sengers to the State Convention and to the Southern Baptist 
Convention, J. C. Beard, aST. M. McDaniel, and Earl McCas- 
kill; Digest of Letters, the clerk; time, place and preacher, 
F. A. Marsh, M. J. Hair, W. M. Warren. 

Brother Walter M. Gilmore then gave a stirring address on 
"The Campaign and Stewardship." 

Brother A. L. Turner was announced to preach at the night 
session. 

The meeting then adjourned until Thursday at 10 o'clock. 



8 FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

THURSDAY — MoEXI^'G Session 

The session opened with the singing of hymns. The Moder- 
ator read the fifth chapter of Romans; Brother Brooks led in 
prayer. The minutes of the previous day were read, correc- 
tions made, and approved. Letters from churches not repre- 
sented the first day were called for and three letters presented. 

The appointee for the report on State Missions was not pres- 
ent, and the clerk was instructed to prepare a report and have 
it inserted in the minutes. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS 

This report is based on the Annual of the last Baptist State Con- 
vention. Dr. Charles E. Macldry is the Secretary of the State Board 
of Missions, with ofhces at Raleigh. The work may be divided as 
follows : 

1. Department of Missionary-Pastoral Assistance. 

The Board has employed 202 missionaries this year at a total 
cost of $56,342.53 ; 356 churches have been served. 12 new churches 
have been organized ; thei'e have been 3,845 baptisms, 12 new 
churches built ; over .$89,000 has been paid on pastors' salaries ; 
much money has been collected for various denominationa*l activities. 

2. Department of Enlistment and Country Churches. 

A. C. Hamby is .superintendent of this department, which has for 
its purpose the enlistment of our churches and all their members 
in our denominational activities, the teaching of stewardship, and 
the development of country churches. We rejoice that our denomi- 
nation is awakening more and more to the needs and ix)s.sibilities 
of our country churches. 

3. Department of Sunday Schools. 

Brother E. L. Middletou is in charge of this department. It 
strives, with great suc-cess, for the development of more Sunday 
schools, bigger Sunday schools, and better Sunday schools. Many 
teacher-training schools have been held, and we are glad to learn 
that the number of A-1 Sunday schools is steadily growing. 

4. Department of Young People's Unions. 

Secretary Morgan is in charge of this department, which strives 
for the organization of new B. Y. P. U.'s, and the development of 
those already organized. It has been the experience of the writer 
of this report that more good in the development of Christian work- 
ers is accomplished by the B. Y. P. F. societies than by any other 
department of our churches. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

5. Department of Women's ilissionaii/ Unions. 

Mrs. W. N. Jones is the president and Miss Mary Warren is sec- 
retary of ttiis department. As usual, tlie women luave done a great 
work. A fuller description will be found in their own report. 

6. Department of Evangelism. 

A little more than a year ago the Department of Evangelism 
was organized, with Herman T. Stevens as superintendent. Tliere 
are four missionaries employed, and under them there have been 
1,628 services conducted, 1,461 baptisms, 2,032 additions to churches. 
Maay tracts have been distributed. Bibles and religious books sold, 
and money collected for the various cavises fostered by the denomi- 
nation. 

7. Department of Church BuUding. 

This department aids in the building of churches where the mem- 
bers are unable to build a house for themselves and at strategic 
centers, such as at our schools. The requests for aid are always 
greatly in excess of what the Board has at its disposal for this 
purpose. 

The report on Home Missions was called for and presented 
by Brother E. jST. Tart. After discussion by Brother Tart, the 
report was adopted. 

REPORT OX HOME MISSIONS 

During the four years that have passed since the 75-MilIion Cam- 
paign was projected, the workers of the Home Mission Board have 
baptized 173,602 persons, received into the churches a total of 
277,968 people, enlisted 277,968 young persons in dedicating their 
lives to the ministry, missionary work and other forms of Christian 
service, built or improved 1,872 church houses, organized 935 new 
Baptist churches, and formed 2,898 Baptist Sunday schools. The 
number of Mission Study schools has increased from 39 to 53, the 
number of pupils has grown from 5,065 to 7,498, while the number of 
ministerial students in those schools has grown from 103 to 242. 

The report on Foreign Missions was presented by Brother 
Gainfort. After discussion by Brother Gainfort and Brother 
Snyder, the report was adopted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

This is the seventy-eighth year in which the Southern Baptist 
Foreign Mission Board has been on the battle front of the non- 
Christian world ; and if statistics mean anything, it has been the 
most glorious in all our history. 



10 FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

• 

The Southern Baptists have now planted the standard of Jesus 
Christ in sixteen different countries. We have 501 missionaries in 
the front trenches, as well as 2,801 native missionaries. We have 
891 churches and 2,896 out-stations. In other words, we have regu- 
lar preaching in almost 4,000 different points. We have an extensive 
hospital work and 796 schools with an enrollment of 33,000. We 
have a church membership of 103,000, and over 67,000 in our Sunday 
schools. 

During the past year 12,611 were baptized. This was 4,720 more 
than the previous year. We should, with bowed heads, thank God 
for the wondrous way He has blessed our efforts. 

Young People's Work v^-as presented by Brother Quillin. 

On the motion of Brother Brooks, Brother Quillin was asked 
to prepare a report for the minutes. 

The report on Orphanage Work was sent in by Brother 
Thaggard and read by the clerk. Bro. A. L. Turner spoke on 
the Avork of the Orphanage. On motion, the report was adopted. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE 

It is with pleasure that I am able to say that our orphanages, both 
at Thomasville and at the Kennedy Home, have made splendid 
strides of progress during the past year, as a careful reading of 
Dr. Kesler's report for the thirty-eighth year, ending May 31, 1923, 
will show. 

We find that there are to date 550 children under the care of the 
Orphanage — 450 at Thomasville and 100 at the Kennedy Home. The 
per capita expense of supporting these children amounted to not over 
$19.85 per month last year. 

The working force of both institutions numbers 48 women and 23 
men — 71 in all. These people devote all their time to the Orphanage 
and are well and efficiently organized for service. 

In the school work, particularly, the addition of the eleventh 
grade during the past year has resulted in making the course offered 
the children the equal of any high school in the State. This gives 
the children better educational advantages and enables them not 
only to become better prepared to lead useful lives or to follow some 
worth-while and profitable vocation, but prepares them for college 
in case they wish to pursue further studies. 

The children received in the Orphanage range in age from one to 
eighteen years. Half of each day is spent in school activities, the 
other half in some form of useful and contributing woi"k for the 
upkeep of the Orphanage. 

The Orphanage children are just like any other children. They are 
fond of play and have the same desires and tastes ; thus every effort 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 11 

consistent with proper training and economy is made to provide 
them with playgrounds, ball grounds, croquet sets, swings, marbles, 
tops, etc. ; and every little girl has her doll and can build as many 
play-houses as she pleases. Also, special efforts are made to culti- 
vate the finer tastes in the children — drawing in the school, fancy 
needle-work, cultivation of flowers of their own. Both instrumental 
and vocal music are taught and encouraged among the children at 
an early age. 

It would not be fair and complete not to mention the fine work 
that has been accomplished through the "Mother's Aid" plan, in- 
augurated several years ago by the board of trustees upon the recom- 
mendation of the general manager. Two hundred and thirty chil- 
dren whose mothers' income is iusutficient to provide those means 
for their proper care and education, but whose health and strength 
is good, are aided by supplements to their mothers' income. 

Tlie marvelous way in which the Lord has blessed the institution 
is a loud call for our continued loyalty ; therefore, may we continue 
to uphold the noble work of saving these splendid boys and girls 
for His glory. 

Bro. J. A. Oates made some remarks on tlie bequest of the 
late H. B. Downing to the Orphanage, and offered the follow- 
ing resolution, which was adopted and ordered inserted in the 
minutes : 

RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION 

Whereas Bro. H. B. Downing, for many years a loyal and active 
member of this Association, bequeathed to the Orphanage the sum 
of ten thousand dollars ; be it 

Resolved, That we, as an Association, express our appreciation of 
this generous act of our deceased brother, and our hope that this 
money may be used in a way to perpetuate his memory. 

The report on Ministerial Relief was presented bj Bro. D. J. 
Breece, and was spoken to by him and others. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

The Ministerial Relief Fund is a fund paid by the Baptists of the 
South for the support of their worn-out ministers who have served 
long and well and who are no longer able to preach and serve. 

To the shame of the Baptists of the South, this object, until the 
last few years, was very poorly cared for. But since the creation of 
the Relief and Annuity Board by the Southern Baptist Convention, 
both working together, are making possible the better caring for 



12 FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

of the old heroes of the cross and their widows wlio stood by them 
iu the service which they were rendering to their fellow-men and 
their God. 

The Relief Fund, through this board, for the first three years after 
its creation, has raised at least $61,000.00 per year more than it had 
been for the three years prior to the creation of the Convention's 
board. 

There should be greater stress put upon this fund than almost any 
other fund of the Convention. These old heroes, in the days far 
behind us, not only spent their lives iu showing men how to live in 
building a foundation of government, making it possible for men to 
live in safety under their own vine and fig tree while on earth, and 
also pointing out the way that leads by the cross into the very pres- 
ence of God. Therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Cumberland As.sociation pledge its support to 
these old brethren in such a material way as will be becoming to a 
God-loving and God-fearing people. 

• There was no report presented from Hospital Work, but tlie 
Moderator gave some information on this subject from a letter 
sent out by Bro. Gr. T. Lumpkin, superintendent of the Z^orth 
Carolina Baptist Hospital. The clerk was instructed to pre- 
pare a report for insertion in the minutes from this letter. 

REPORT ON HOSPITAL WORK 

A little more than three years ago the Convention began the move- 
ment for the building in our State of a temple of healing for our 
people. A committee was appointed and authorized to secure the 
site and construct the building. After a prayerful and careful con- 
sideration, the committee selected the present site. Just a little over 
a year ago they began the construction of the present building. The 
work was rapidly and thoroughly perfected, and on May 2Sth of this 
year the hospital was opened for the service of humanity. We have 
now about eighty beds ready for service. The fifth floor is being 
used for nurses' quarters. 

The management of your institution determines to give the best 
to create Christian atmosphere and build a great home of healing, 
with all the sacred environments of a real Christian hospital, that 
every uplifting influence may surround those who seek healing 
within its doors. 

We are having calls for help from needy, suffering brothers and 
sisters all over the State, and we cannot turn them away. It is up 
to the good Baptist people to go beyond their pledges and create a 
special fund to take care of our suffering and sick, because dying 
men and women cannot wait. 



CUMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION l.S 

The following motion, presented by Bro. J. A. Oates, was 
seconded and unanimously adopted : 

MOTION FOR CONSOLIDATION WITH SOUTH RIVER 

ASSOCIATION 

That the Moderator of this Association appoint a committee of 
five, witli authority to act, to confer with the South River Associa- 
tion, or representatives tliereof, for tlie purpose of effecting a con- 
solidation of tlie two associations ; and tliat the committee, if con- 
solidation is arranged for, report to the churches of the Association 
direct, that the churches may then act on their recommendations. 

The Moderator appointed the following to act as a commit- 
tee in the above matter : Brethren J. A. Oates, G. S. Turner, 
F. A. Marsh, J. C. Beard, E. E. Jones. 

The Treasurer presented his report, Avhich Avas adopted, on 
motion : 

TREASURERS REPORT 

Balance on hand from last year $ 71.28 

Collection from churches 44.90 

Total $116.18 

Paid out : 

Clerk $1:^.00 

Postage, etc 3.00 

Printing of minutes 64.63 

Total 82.63 

Balance on hand $o3..55 

The Committee on Member of State Board of Missions 
recommended Rev. Joel S. Snyder, but as Brother Snyder is 
already a member of this board, the Association appointed 
Bro. G. S. Turner. 

The Committee on Executive Board recommended that the 
same board be re-elected. 

On motion, this was done. 

The Committee on Time, Place, and Preacher recommended 
that the Association hold its next meeting at Tabernacle Church 
at the usual time, and that Bro. E. M. Brooks preach the 
sermon. 

On motion, this matter was deferred until the Committee on 
Consolidation act. 



14 FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE 

The committee to nominate members to the Conventions 
made the following recommendations : To State Convention, 
Brethren A. G. Strickland, D. W. Carter, G. S. Turner. To 
Southern Baptist Convention, Bro. J. A. Gates, with Bro. 
E. M. Brooks, alternate. 

On motion, these were appointed. 

The clerk Avas instructed to j)repare minutes for distribution 
among the churches, and his remuneration was fixed at $15.00. 

Brother Barrett made a few remarks concerning the thank- 
fulness we ought to feel toward God for the blessings that have 
rested upon this Association during the past year. 

A unanimous vote of thanks w^as extended to the Union 
Springs Church and community for the hospitality extended to 
the Association. 

On motion, the Association adjourned to the time that may 
be appointed for its next meeting. 

Joel S. Snyder, Moderator. 
G. Scott Turner, Clerh. 

MINUTES OF THE TWENTY-FIRST MEETING OF THE CUM- 
BERLAND WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

The W. M. U. of the Cumberland Association met at Stedmaii, 
Sunday. October 7, 1923. with Mrs. D. C. Rogers, the Superintendent, 
presiding. The meeting was opened with a song by the audience, 
after wliich Mrs. Rogers read the Scripture lesson. Mr. A. G. Strick- 
land, Superintendent of the Stedman Sunday School, offered prayer. 

Mrs. Newton, of Stedman, very graciously welcomed the people. 
She was responded to by Miss Michael, of Raleigh, who recently did 
Mission Study work in this Association. 

The reports of officers were most gratifying, eight new societies 
having been organized and two reorganized : also a number of Mis- 
sion Study classes started. 

Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Hall, Junior Superintendent, both made 
strong pleas for better work and raising our Campaign pledges, 
there being only fifteen months left to raise them in. 

Eleven societies were represented. 

Miss Michael made a report on Foreign Missions. 

Miss Mattie McArthur, of Green Springs, read a letter from Miss 
Macy Cox, superintendent of this division, on the Y. W. A.'s, G. A.'s, 
and R. A.'s, urging the training of the young people. Miss Michael 
talked interestingly about the Training School, and Mrs. Ringgold, 
of Stedman, gave a reading on "Mission Spii'it." 



CTMBERLAND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 15 

Next came a duet by Miss Mattie Belle Rogers aud Miss Michael. 

The address by Mrs. W. X. Jones. State Superintendent, using 
"Victory" as her subject, was an inspiration to all, and we are 
hoping for great results from it in raising the balance on pledges. 

The different committees were appointed by Mrs. Rogers to take 
subscriptions for the Recorder and several magazines ; also com- 
mittees to decide time and place for next meeting, aud number of 
deaths during the year. 

A picnic dinner was served on the grounds and heartily enjoyed 
by all. 

After dinner, the reports from the different committees were 
heard. Time and place. Green Springs Church, the first Thursday 
in October, 1924. 

Several subscriptions were taken. 

The same officers were re-elected : Mrs. D. C. Rogers, Supei'in- 
tendent ; Mrs. James Hall, Junior Superintendent ' Mrs. G. T. Rack- 
ley, Secretary ; Mrs. E. M. Downing, . Chairman of Mission Study. 
Other group leaders were to be appointed later. 

Two deaths were reported since last meeting. 

There was a collection taken for associational expense, but it was 
not sufficient to cover expense. 

The Sunbeams of Stedman gave a splendid program. This was 
followed by a recitation by Miss Mildred Thaggard, of Cedar Creek. 
■ Cape Fear Church led in contributions, and Cumberland Union in 
personal service. 

,The Juniors raised this year $906.71. In 1922 they raised only 
$735.68. This year has decidedly been the best since the Cumber- 
land W. M. U. was organized. We are hoping for still greater 
things in 1924. 

Mrs. G. T. Rackley, Secretary. 



TABLE 1— 



Church 



Beaver Dam 

Bladen Union 

Cape Fear 

Carrol Memorial 

Cedar Creek 

Cedar Falls 

Cumberland Union 

Evergreen 

Fayette vi lie, First 

Fayetteville, Massey Hill. 
Fayette vi lie, PersonStreet 

Green Springs 

Hope Mills 

Judson 

Lebanon 

Magnolia 

Macedonia 

Mount Gilead 

Mount Pisgah 

Peter's Creek 

Pleasant Grove 

Rockfish 

Sharon 

Shiloh 

Stedman 

Suggs Grove 

Tabernacle 

Union Springs 



Total. 



Pastor and Postofficb 



J. M. Fleming, Lumberton 

D. E. Deaton, Fayetteville _.. 
G. Scott Turner, Fayetteville. 
I. P. Hedgpeth, Lumberton... 

D. E. Deaton, Fayetteville... 

P. T. Britt, Lumberton 

C. B. Home, Roseboro, R. 2_. 

Joel Snyder, Fayetteville 

G. Scott Turner, Fayetteville. 

E. M. Brooks, Fayetteville 

C. R. Sorrel, Parkton 

C. R. Hester, St. Pauls 

R. L. Byrd, St. Pauls 

C. B. Home, Roseboro 



Hardy Lanier, Stedman. 
F. T. Collins, Raeford... 



D. L. Hewit, Shalotte 

E. M. Brooks, Fayetteville. 

C. R. Hester, St. Pauls 

P. T. Britt, Lumberton 



Hardy Lanier. 



C. R. Sorrel, Parkton... 
C. R. Hester, St. Pauls . 



Clerk axd Pcstoffice 



J. W. Hall, Autryville, R. 2 

P. V. Holland, St. Pauls 

F. A. Marsh, Fayette\-ille, R. 8... 
W. R. Everett, Lakedale 

G. F. Wheeler, Cedar Creek 

A. L. BuUard, Manchester 

J. W. Mintz, Cedar Creek 

J. A. Hall, Autryville, R. 2 

C. C. Howard, Fayetteville 

A. M. Hair, Fayetteville 

Mrs. V. T. Talley, Fayetteville-. _ . 

B. C. Bramble, Hope Mills, R. 2. 

W. G. Singletary, Hope Mills 

G. B. Sessoms, Fayetteville, R. 5. 

H. Beard, Beard «. 

W. J. Hubbard, Stedman 

A. B. Carter, Fayetteville, R. 5... 
A. B Spears, Fayetteville, R. 3..- 

G. C. Pate, Fayetteville, R. 8 

A. R. Melvin, Roseboro 

T. D. Downing, Fayetteville 

C. H. EUis, Hope Mills 

J. S. Melvin, Parkersburg 

J. H. McGhee, Elease 

W. C. Averitt. Stedman 

R. A. Edge, Cedar Creek 

W. T. Townsend, Rockfish 

W. H. Griffen, Cumberland 



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D. H. Vinson, Roseboro, R. 3 .. . _ ._ 


4 

4 

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4 

2 

1 

4 

1-2-3-4 

1-3 

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2-4 

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3 

1 

4 


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2,000 
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7 






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W. C. Riddle, St. Pauls . 




12 

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10 

4 

5 

6 

4 

144 

29 

15 

17 

18 

32 

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3 


173 


V. A. Marsh, Fayetteville, R. 8 -_ 


88 


G. H. Williams, Lakedale 






2 
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2 
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16 
11 
2 
6 
5 
2 
3 


2 
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273 


Geo. Hudson, Fayetteville, R. 6 . 


6,000 
1,100 
1,500 

60,000 
6,000 
4,000 

15,000 
2,500 
2,000 
2,000 
2,000 
2,000 
1,000 
3,000 
600 
1,000 
3,000 
1,500 
500 
2,000 
1,500 
2,000 
2,500 


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91 


M. J. Dean, Cedar Creek., 


2 




108 


A. H. Culbreth, Autryville, R. 2 






84 


A. G. Murchison, Fayetteville ._ 


104 

18 

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4 

5 

3 


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248 
3 


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4 
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2 
2 
3 
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2 


907 


J. C. McMillan, Fayetteville 


262 


L. L. Overton, Fayetteville _. 


109 


J. D. McMillan, Hope Mills, R. 2 . _ .. 


352 


W. C. Grimes, Hope Mills 


2 
1 
3 


2 
3 
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138 


J. C. Home, Fayetteville, R. 5 

H. Beard, Beard 


159 
109 




100 


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800 


12 
13 














108 


T. J. Harris, Fayetteville, R. 4 


2-4 


6 






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2 
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C. F. Nunlee, Fayetteville, R. 7 






36 


Taylor Smith, Roseboro . . - 


2 

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9 
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123 


M. C. Downing, Fayetteville 






1 


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79 


N. M. McDaniel, Hope Mills .- _ _ 


6 

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123 


T. L. McDaniel, Cedar Creek, R. 1 


142 


A. D. Bedsole, White Oak, R. 2.. 










33 


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2-4 


1,500 


5 

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18 


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53 


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81 


G. D. McKethan, Cumberland 


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• 
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SUPERIXTEXDEXT AND PoSTOFFICE 


Secretary and Postoffice 


Beaver Dam 

Bladen Union 


S. B. Hales, Roseboro, R. 3 

J. L. Holland, Fayetteville, R. 8 

Gordon Butler, Fayetteville, R. 8 

G. H. WiUiams, Lakedale . 


Ruth Hales, Roseboro, R. 3 

W. R. Pitman, Fayetteville, R. 8 


Cape Fear 


G. L. Pate, Fayetteville, R. 8 


Carrol Memorial 


L. V. Faircloth, Lakedale 


Cedar Creek 

Cedar Falls 


J. R. Thaggard, Cedar Creek 

D. L. Downing, Fayetteville 

J. W. Mintz, Cedar Creek . . . 


Eunice Faircloth, Fayetteville, R. 9. 
T. G. Lewis, Fayetteville, R. 6 


Cumberland Union .. 


Lizzie Mintz, Cedar Creek 


Evergreen 

Fayetteville, First 

Fayetteville, Massey Hill.. 
Fayetteville, Person Street. 
Green Springs _. 


R. R. Smith, Autryville, R. 2 

Jno. A. Gates, Fayetteville 

F. M. Barrett, Fayetteville 

W. B. Malloy, Fayetteville 

J. H. Smith, Hope Mills, R. 2 

J. H. Fisher, Hope Mills 


Miss Ida Cashwell, AutryviUe, R. 2.. 

W. H. Powell, Fayetteville 

J. C. McMillan, Fayetteville 

R. A. Murchison, Fayetteville 

Edgar Brigman, Parktou, R. 1 


Hope Mills __._._ 


Halbert Fisher, Hope Mills ... 


Judson 

Lebanon 

Magnolia ... 


G. B. Sessoms, Fayetteville, R. 5 

J. C. Beard, Beard 


I. P. Rhodes, Fayetteville, R. 5 

H. Beard, Beard 

Dora B. Bryant, Stedman 


Macedonia 

Mount Gilead 

Mount Pisgah 


M. Lee, Fayetteville, R. 5 

E. L. Averitt, Fayetteville, R. 4 

G. C. Pate, Fayetteville, R. 8 


T. J. Carter, Fayetteville, R. 5 

C. E. Reeves, Fayetteville, R. 3 

Miss May Tew, Fayetteville, R. 7 


Peter's Creek 

Pleasant Grove 

Rockfish . . _ 


A. R. Melvin, Roseboro 

E. H. Bullard, Fayetteville 

N.TVI. McDaniel, Hope Mills 


Mrs. A. R. Melvin, Roseboro 

Mrs. J. T. Allen, Fayetteville 

Irvin Glover, Hope Mills 


Sharon 

Shiloh 

Stedman 

Suggs Grove 

Tabernacle 

Union Springs 


E. E. Beard, Cedar Creek, R. 1 

H. W. Bedsole, White Oak, R. 1 

A. G. Strickland, Stedman 

R. H. Edge, Cedar Creek 

E. F. Jones, Rockfish 

J. P. McKethan, Cumberland 


C. C. Davis, Cedar Creek, R. 1 

W. T. McGhee, Elease 

Miss Eula Mae Averitt, Stedman 

Miss Ethel Edge, Cedar Creek 

W. F. Townsend, Rockfish 

J. D. McKethan, Cumberland 


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